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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 2015

668K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 301 of 3395

$25.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 631 of 3395

156,100
Patients

Rank: 344 of 3395

97,277
Prescribers

Rank: 252 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 17,323 68,447 $2.76M
Florida 14,406 54,199 $2.08M
New York 9,715 43,079 $1.47M
Texas 9,289 35,384 $1.43M
Pennsylvania 7,024 31,576 $1.15M
Ohio 6,197 27,532 $1.13M
Massachusetts 5,562 26,238 $919K
Georgia 4,800 21,596 $752K
Illinois 4,802 21,560 $819K
Michigan 5,364 21,012 $879K
North Carolina 4,748 19,948 $751K
Washington 4,120 17,173 $711K
Missouri 3,626 17,005 $615K
Tennessee 3,865 16,555 $608K
Arizona 3,784 14,502 $610K
Virginia 3,519 14,214 $557K
New Jersey 3,029 12,604 $404K
Indiana 2,982 12,514 $480K
Kentucky 2,898 12,210 $442K
Wisconsin 2,642 11,975 $532K
Oregon 2,801 11,744 $497K
Minnesota 2,364 10,908 $504K
Colorado 2,707 10,742 $499K
Alabama 2,525 10,443 $387K
Arkansas 2,136 9,346 $339K
Maryland 2,280 8,893 $327K
South Carolina 2,040 8,419 $314K
Louisiana 2,083 8,306 $293K
Oklahoma 1,939 8,088 $310K
Connecticut 1,874 8,040 $289K
Iowa 1,478 7,629 $280K
Kansas 1,620 7,523 $280K
Mississippi 1,409 6,337 $215K
Utah 1,161 4,677 $208K
New Mexico 1,280 4,626 $190K
Maine 1,071 4,363 $186K
Nevada 1,145 4,276 $166K
West Virginia 948 3,893 $141K
New Hampshire 902 3,727 $140K
Idaho 894 3,678 $152K
Nebraska 723 3,524 $122K
Rhode Island 716 3,487 $109K
South Dakota 354 1,847 $69.8K
Montana 435 1,841 $77.9K
Delaware 455 1,834 $70.5K
Vermont 360 1,518 $64.4K
Hawaii 353 1,352 $45.2K
North Dakota 285 1,288 $55.1K
District of Columbia 298 987 $37.5K
Wyoming 180 791 $31.5K
Alaska 117 633 $16.6K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TUONG NGUYEN

Psychiatry

Claims Filled334

DORCHESTER

Massachusetts

KEITH HANNAY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled281

ROME

Georgia

MANUEL GARCIA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled279

MIAMI

Florida

MARJORIE CARO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled279

MIAMI

Florida

MARY BETH COLLINS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled278

ROCHESTER

New York

SANG LEE M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled262

FORT DODGE

Iowa

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled253

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

PAUL JAFFE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled250

LOS ANGELES

California

CHARLES VANTUYL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled235

TALIHINA

Oklahoma

JESUS RIVERO MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled234

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

TUCKER

Georgia

VIBHAKAR PATEL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled225

ROME

Georgia

PUNYABRATA ROY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled223

CENTRE HALL

Pennsylvania

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

MATTHEW EDLUND MD MOH

Psychiatry

Claims Filled217

SARASOTA

Florida

SYAM KUNAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled211

REDLANDS

California

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled209

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

CLAUDE CURRAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled208

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

LUIS ROJAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled204

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

SHABANA AHMED M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled203

REDFORD

Michigan

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

AUGUSTA

Georgia

JORGE LEAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled201

TAMPA

Florida

STEVEN THORE MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled200

HOPKINSVILLE

Kentucky

MANUEL GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled198

MIAMI

Florida

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled195

WESTON

Massachusetts