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BUPROPION XL

BUPROPION HCL

Zyban (Bupropion) is an atypical antidepressant. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to change dopamine and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulates mood. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Zyban

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

3.78M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 92 of 3393

$141M
Retail Cost

Rank: 216 of 3393

698,657
Patients

Rank: 119 of 3393

209,688
Prescribers

Rank: 114 of 3393

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.71M

2012

2.17M

2013

2.92M

2014

3.34M

2015

3.69M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$102M

2012

$98.3M

2013

$121M

2014

$139M

2015

$138M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$294

2012

$217

2013

$223

2014

$226

2015

$198

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 65,323 340,289 $14.1M
New York 45,391 260,710 $8.8M
Florida 52,241 249,329 $8.91M
Texas 42,155 199,572 $7.7M
Ohio 31,896 173,304 $6.78M
Pennsylvania 27,545 153,298 $5.67M
North Carolina 28,111 147,389 $5.39M
Georgia 23,067 122,019 $4.18M
Michigan 25,142 120,800 $4.81M
Illinois 20,068 102,934 $3.93M
New Jersey 18,835 98,101 $3.49M
Indiana 17,788 92,260 $3.48M
Massachusetts 15,834 90,284 $3.08M
Missouri 15,317 87,127 $3.15M
Minnesota 15,920 86,923 $3.86M
Tennessee 17,006 83,264 $3.05M
Virginia 15,654 79,301 $3.02M
Wisconsin 14,147 75,227 $3.29M
Alabama 13,192 67,433 $2.22M
Washington 13,662 67,337 $2.72M
South Carolina 12,723 63,550 $2.23M
Kentucky 12,256 63,477 $2.27M
Connecticut 10,722 60,890 $2.16M
Louisiana 11,304 59,993 $1.97M
Maryland 12,549 59,497 $2.45M
Iowa 9,020 55,740 $2.02M
Oregon 10,658 54,858 $2.27M
Colorado 11,950 54,580 $2.57M
Arizona 11,622 52,311 $2.02M
Arkansas 7,241 40,375 $1.26M
Kansas 6,799 39,783 $1.46M
Oklahoma 7,639 38,273 $1.41M
Maine 6,484 34,825 $1.41M
Mississippi 6,353 32,991 $1.05M
West Virginia 5,037 27,659 $893K
Utah 5,688 27,433 $1.14M
Nebraska 4,125 25,326 $864K
Idaho 4,814 25,246 $1.04M
New Hampshire 4,555 24,707 $880K
New Mexico 3,707 16,697 $663K
Rhode Island 2,738 16,672 $490K
Nevada 3,487 15,991 $578K
Delaware 3,452 15,745 $707K
North Dakota 2,425 15,542 $545K
Montana 2,720 14,605 $523K
South Dakota 2,161 13,272 $494K
Vermont 2,611 13,118 $498K
Hawaii 1,485 7,197 $295K
District of Columbia 1,465 6,144 $252K
Wyoming 1,050 5,591 $201K
Alaska 777 4,717 $143K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 XL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JULIO FONTANEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,701

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JAPHET GAZTAMBIDE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,232

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

JESUS RIVERO MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,029

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

EDILIA ROMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,894

MIAMI

Florida

FRANCISCO PARRA MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,888

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JOSE RODRIGUEZ CAY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,601

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JORGE DE JESUS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,515

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

DIOGENES ADAMES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,402

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

RAUL BENITEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,395

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JORGE VALENTIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,377

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

RUBEN BRAVO VALVERDE MD

Claims Filled1,295

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

CARLOS GONZALEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,270

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

NITZA VADI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,159

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JOSE ZAMORA-ALVAREZ

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,100

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ZINNIA GARCIA PENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,053

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

EDGAR ORTIZ-CINTRON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,044

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ERIK MEDINA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,036

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

GIOVANNY NUNEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,026

NEW YORK

New York

ARIEL ROJAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,008

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

CESAR CUBANO M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled926

HATILLO

Puerto Rico

ARTURO ARROBA CARPIO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled888

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL RIVERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled876

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

KAREN SOTO-MEDINA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled871

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ANGEL LOYOLA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled847

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

KATHERINE YUDIN NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled846

MISSION VIEJO

California