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BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

625K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 304 of 3362

$25.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 575 of 3362

144,993
Patients

Rank: 351 of 3362

91,609
Prescribers

Rank: 264 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

469K

2011

527K

2012

585K

2013

625K

2014

669K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$13.3M

2011

$18.8M

2012

$22.7M

2013

$25.2M

2014

$25.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$36

2011

$40

2012

$51

2013

$61

2014

$66

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 16,580 65,694 $2.89M
Florida 13,294 51,403 $1.98M
New York 8,925 39,518 $1.39M
Texas 8,146 31,752 $1.35M
Pennsylvania 6,527 29,668 $1.15M
Ohio 5,763 25,642 $1.1M
Massachusetts 5,249 24,734 $896K
Illinois 4,351 19,586 $772K
North Carolina 4,520 19,576 $772K
Georgia 4,375 19,390 $761K
Michigan 4,902 18,932 $849K
Washington 3,964 16,154 $709K
Tennessee 3,746 15,941 $579K
Missouri 3,330 15,337 $586K
Arizona 3,502 13,719 $602K
Virginia 3,233 13,414 $548K
New Jersey 2,880 12,019 $411K
Oregon 2,805 11,775 $533K
Indiana 2,744 11,610 $476K
Wisconsin 2,449 11,368 $523K
Kentucky 2,610 10,991 $431K
Colorado 2,649 10,915 $520K
Minnesota 2,302 10,355 $527K
Alabama 2,435 10,204 $387K
Arkansas 1,837 8,024 $306K
Maryland 2,026 7,994 $303K
South Carolina 1,901 7,961 $300K
Louisiana 1,820 7,635 $287K
Connecticut 1,703 7,555 $273K
Oklahoma 1,816 7,433 $303K
Iowa 1,426 7,301 $283K
Kansas 1,488 6,904 $278K
Mississippi 1,315 5,943 $201K
Maine 1,036 4,176 $172K
Utah 1,038 4,037 $183K
New Mexico 1,152 4,037 $176K
Nevada 1,051 3,997 $158K
West Virginia 891 3,787 $147K
Idaho 796 3,405 $145K
New Hampshire 796 3,399 $129K
Nebraska 684 3,342 $127K
Rhode Island 654 3,268 $117K
Montana 414 1,781 $78.6K
South Dakota 336 1,638 $70.1K
Delaware 369 1,485 $64.6K
North Dakota 286 1,368 $56.1K
Vermont 356 1,342 $61.2K
Hawaii 324 1,275 $42.6K
District of Columbia 287 1,112 $41.3K
Wyoming 154 639 $25K
Alaska 110 619 $16.2K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for BUPROPION HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HASSAN JAFARY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled105

BECKLEY

West Virginia

CATHERINE BROWNING APN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled104

MEXICO

Missouri

NAGIB CHOWDHURY M.D

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled104

FARGO

North Dakota

KRISTI KINDRICK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled104

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

ROGER SHAFER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled104

DUBUQUE

Iowa

HENRY MIDDLETON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled103

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

NEIL WEISER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled103

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

CAROLINE COSTER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled103

GLEN ALLEN

Virginia

TERESA SALAZAR-CATRON MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled102

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

MANJURSI VENNAMANENI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

SPRING HILL

Florida

WILLIAM MILLS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

STREETSBORO

Ohio

CHUN RYU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled101

SANTA ANA

California

CARMEN GHEORGHIU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled101

ALIQUIPPA

Pennsylvania

DARSHAN SEHBI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled100

DAYTON

Ohio

TROY LUNCEFORD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

PAYSON

Utah

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled99

DUBLIN

Georgia

SUSAN HARLOW M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

MC MINNVILLE

Tennessee

ATUL SHETH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled99

SPRING VALLEY

Illinois

DANA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled98

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled98

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

SANDRA MCNICOLL APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled97

MURRAY

Utah

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

BERNARDO GARCIA-GRANDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled97

MIAMI

Florida

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JARON WINSTON M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled96

AUSTIN

Texas