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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 Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

16.3M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 14 of 3238

$690M
Retail Cost

Rank: 24 of 3238

3,000,363
Patients

Rank: 22 of 3238

348,744
Prescribers

Rank: 35 of 3238

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60%

of people say

it's worth it

55%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 269,673 1,423,754 $63.5M
California 221,725 1,182,059 $46.7M
Texas 224,437 1,122,826 $49.8M
Florida 211,186 1,043,832 $44.3M
Pennsylvania 151,063 878,896 $34.1M
Illinois 136,548 724,482 $33.2M
North Carolina 116,349 693,522 $26.5M
Ohio 121,297 633,424 $26.5M
New Jersey 113,202 542,791 $25.6M
Massachusetts 83,329 467,369 $19.5M
Michigan 103,155 443,176 $21.4M
Georgia 73,216 421,171 $16.5M
Indiana 69,800 364,056 $15.8M
Missouri 60,528 351,748 $13.6M
Louisiana 56,563 335,509 $12.5M
Virginia 61,976 325,115 $13.6M
Kentucky 55,019 324,392 $12.3M
Minnesota 64,236 310,373 $15.1M
Wisconsin 58,633 309,575 $14.6M
Alabama 54,229 306,422 $11.9M
Tennessee 53,982 283,800 $11.6M
Washington 52,227 256,128 $11.3M
Iowa 38,637 236,065 $9.01M
Connecticut 46,064 229,272 $10.5M
South Carolina 41,046 220,764 $8.81M
Arizona 50,862 219,121 $9.93M
Mississippi 32,755 209,507 $7.15M
Maryland 47,250 205,731 $10.3M
Oregon 37,966 196,852 $8.94M
West Virginia 30,710 174,014 $6.42M
Arkansas 27,611 172,203 $6.16M
Oklahoma 32,379 165,191 $7.75M
Kansas 25,389 144,665 $5.75M
Colorado 28,589 138,367 $6.27M
Nebraska 21,113 134,913 $4.88M
Maine 17,454 80,451 $4.3M
New Mexico 17,097 79,969 $3.61M
Nevada 17,272 77,381 $3.39M
South Dakota 11,444 70,223 $2.7M
North Dakota 12,314 70,126 $2.79M
New Hampshire 13,676 68,730 $3.3M
Hawaii 12,083 66,200 $2.69M
Utah 14,089 65,269 $2.94M
Idaho 13,054 65,155 $2.83M
Rhode Island 10,051 64,255 $2.45M
Montana 10,606 57,504 $2.36M
Delaware 10,559 42,457 $2.4M
Vermont 7,552 37,099 $1.87M
District of Columbia 5,660 26,687 $1.06M
Wyoming 4,113 21,196 $867K
Alaska 3,353 19,860 $719K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JULIAN ARANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,472

CORAL GABLES

Florida

NOEL ORTIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,448

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ALEKSANDR ZASYPKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,404

BROOKLYN

New York

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,399

CHICAGO

Illinois

USMAN QURESHI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,392

ALICE

Texas

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,385

ALHAMBRA

California

KEVIN SUBLETT M.D.F.A.C.C.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,384

ALEXANDER CITY

Alabama

DENZIL MORAES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,361

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JOSE PEREYO TORRELLAS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,359

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

HECTOR COLOMBANY LORENZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,358

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

JUAN KURDI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,332

LUBBOCK

Texas

LAKSHMAN RAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,320

ERWIN

North Carolina

KEVIN BORAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,310

FRESNO

California

BRUCE AUERBACH M.D.,

Specialist

Claims Filled1,309

GROVE CITY

Ohio

RICARDO CIGARROA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,307

LAREDO

Texas

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,293

MIAMI

Florida

JO ANNE COBLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,275

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

FADHIL HUSSEIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,271

TOLEDO

Ohio

ADEL SHAHEEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,269

LIMA

Ohio

DIPTI ITCHHAPORIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,261

NEWPORT BEACH

California

ROHIT SUNDRANI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,246

FRESNO

California

VARDUI ARUTYUNYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,241

GLENDALE

California

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,239

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,235

HIALEAH

Florida

MURLIDHAR AMIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,231

NEDERLAND

Texas