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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. It also is used to prevent angina (chest pain) and to improve survival after a heart attack. Extended-release (long-acting) metoprolol also is used in combination with other medications to treat heart failure. Metoprolol is in a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

12.5M
Medicare Part D Claims
$662M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 1,126,820 $55.2M
California 967,311 $44M
Texas 960,107 $47.3M
Florida 916,712 $43M
Pennsylvania 708,735 $31.3M
Illinois 705,311 $34.6M
North Carolina 573,315 $24.6M
Ohio 545,045 $25.9M
New Jersey 469,663 $25M
Georgia 376,746 $16.4M
Massachusetts 355,987 $16.7M
Indiana 333,542 $16.1M
Missouri 328,870 $14.4M
Kentucky 298,730 $12.8M
Michigan 294,574 $17.6M
Virginia 292,501 $13.8M
Wisconsin 283,845 $13.9M
Louisiana 266,696 $11.3M
Minnesota 263,797 $13.3M
Alabama 240,007 $9.84M
Tennessee 238,689 $10.5M
Washington 235,086 $12.2M
Iowa 215,679 $8.83M
Connecticut 205,050 $10.5M
Mississippi 203,982 $7.84M
Arizona 201,840 $10.4M
South Carolina 193,933 $8.65M
Oregon 182,746 $9.26M
Maryland 178,119 $10.1M
Puerto Rico 172,981 $6.33M
Arkansas 171,351 $7.01M
Oklahoma 170,408 $8.62M
West Virginia 159,110 $7.02M
Kansas 136,943 $6.04M
Colorado 127,851 $6.59M
Nebraska 125,415 $5.03M
New Mexico 74,762 $3.55M
Maine 73,540 $4.37M
New Hampshire 67,147 $3.66M
Idaho 64,639 $3.09M
Utah 64,174 $3.16M
South Dakota 61,985 $2.67M
Nevada 61,808 $2.91M
Hawaii 57,997 $2.47M
North Dakota 57,578 $2.51M
Montana 56,804 $2.53M
Rhode Island 56,413 $2.43M
Vermont 40,315 $2.26M
Delaware 32,461 $1.9M
Wyoming 22,368 $1.03M
District of Columbia 19,120 $855K
Alaska 17,839 $705K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALLEN KRALL M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

NANCY BARTHOLOMEW ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

KIRKLAND

Washington

ANDREW HENNING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SANTA MARIA

California

EDWARD LYNCH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TORONTO

Ohio

SARAH SIGHTLER DNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

DAVID SAHAR MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

DAVID THORSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WHITE BEAR LAKE

Minnesota

LON BREWER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

MARY FOOS M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHAWNEE MISSION

Kansas

NICOLE SOMVANSHI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST GREENWICH

Rhode Island

SHIOW CHENG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRIDGEWATER

New Jersey

ALISON LEX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia

MONT TOLMAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOISE

Idaho

ANTHONY BRUNOZZI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEVITTOWN

Pennsylvania

CARLOS LLANES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

LAREDO

Texas

KANG LIU

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

R ROGER KOMER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLINE

Massachusetts

ANDREW RUPPERSBERGER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

YARDLEY

Pennsylvania

LURIS SANCHEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OPELOUSAS

Louisiana

JAMES HOUSTON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

MESQUITE

Texas

IAN MYERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEWARK

Delaware

PASTOR TORRES MD

Vascular Surgery

Claims Filled50

HIALEAH

Florida

MARCIA SENTENO MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled50

LONG BEACH

California

JAMES DESAPRI

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEWARK

Ohio

STEVEN CURRIEO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TALLAHASSEE

Florida