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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
ALEXANDRE ALEXEYENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,203

LYNN

Massachusetts

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,198

GLENDALE

California

SUDHENDU CHOUBEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,198

ROANOKE

Virginia

PEDRO DIAZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,183

HIALEAH

Florida

BOSHRA ZAKHARY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,178

DANVILLE

Virginia

AETNA RX HOME DELIVERY

Suppliers, Mail Order Pharmacy

Claims Filled1,162

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled1,155

MIAMI

Florida

PAVEL POLSKIY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,143

CARMICHAEL

California

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,140

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

MOHAMMAD PAYVANDI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,137

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

LLOYD KELLAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,137

NASSAWADOX

Virginia

CARLA FRIDMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,135

MIAMI

Florida

SAADI ALBAGHDADI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,135

CLINTON

Iowa

ADAM STYS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,134

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

EDWARD O BRYAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,133

FLORENCE

South Carolina

JON LELEUX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,133

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

JOHN PRATHER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,131

CORINTH

Mississippi

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ FIERRO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,125

MARRERO

Louisiana

BRUCE AUERBACH M.D.,

Specialist

Claims Filled1,119

GROVE CITY

Ohio

TOM YEH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,114

ROSEMEAD

California

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,114

BROOKLYN

New York

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,101

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,100

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

FRANK TUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,097

NEW YORK

New York

JUAN KURDI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,094

LUBBOCK

Texas