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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
STEPHEN CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPARTA

Tennessee

MARINA BRAININ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ANIL GUPTA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

SUJINI PALANISWAMY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW HAVEN

Michigan

DAVID BENDITT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

ST CLOUD

Minnesota

GERALD MCMULLEN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

SARASOTA

Florida

NIMESH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

KATY

Texas

DANIEL O'NEILL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PUTNAM

Connecticut

MATTHEW SNOW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JOEL COHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

OTIS POWELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ATLANTA

Georgia

CHRISTINE BUSSEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

FAIRFAX

Virginia

RHONDA DARNELL APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

BENTON

Kentucky

MICHAEL GHALCHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

WINSTON DOUGLAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BUFFALO

New York

GARY EARLY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

KIRKSVILLE

Missouri

JEFFREY FLOYD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ROSLYN MCKAY WHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Womens Health

Claims Filled50

WITTENBERG

Wisconsin

KENNETH ANDERSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEBANON

Tennessee

RICHARD THOMPSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LINCOLN

Nebraska

MY BUI M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FALLS CHURCH

Virginia

JOSEPH DIC D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DEER PARK

New York

ANIL SHRESTHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT MORGAN

Colorado

GREGORY WOOD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MOUNDSVILLE

West Virginia

CARLOS CARBONELL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN ANTONIO

Texas