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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

18.4M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 13 of 3395

$610M
Retail Cost

Rank: 41 of 3395

3,549,916
Patients

Rank: 21 of 3395

374,582
Prescribers

Rank: 35 of 3395

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60%

of people say

it's worth it

54%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

14.1M

2011

14.5M

2012

16.3M

2013

17.4M

2014

18.4M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$662M

2011

$625M

2012

$690M

2013

$670M

2014

$610M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$64

2011

$90

2012

$86

2013

$91

2014

$80

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 323,623 1,650,002 $55.2M
California 257,215 1,311,265 $41.5M
Texas 257,367 1,213,632 $42.4M
Florida 244,300 1,129,396 $38.5M
Pennsylvania 183,160 1,009,540 $31.6M
Illinois 169,950 853,574 $28.8M
North Carolina 133,992 749,530 $22M
Ohio 142,632 723,030 $24.4M
New Jersey 128,545 591,310 $22.2M
Massachusetts 104,634 565,398 $18.7M
Michigan 127,972 542,255 $19.8M
Georgia 87,600 486,056 $14.3M
Indiana 80,602 403,343 $14M
Missouri 70,574 392,789 $11.5M
Louisiana 66,817 378,695 $11.4M
Virginia 72,967 363,300 $12M
Minnesota 76,641 351,507 $14.2M
Kentucky 61,692 348,125 $10.1M
Wisconsin 70,497 343,644 $12.6M
Tennessee 65,056 324,162 $10.2M
Alabama 62,909 318,250 $9.46M
Washington 63,768 300,029 $10.3M
South Carolina 56,434 296,814 $9.01M
Maryland 63,119 261,371 $10.6M
Connecticut 54,288 258,866 $9.88M
Iowa 45,669 255,510 $7.86M
Arizona 60,141 255,231 $8.8M
Mississippi 36,616 223,438 $5.62M
Oregon 44,558 215,528 $7.64M
West Virginia 36,475 201,413 $5.59M
Arkansas 30,751 184,728 $4.79M
Oklahoma 36,599 173,782 $6.58M
Colorado 36,522 165,371 $6.2M
Kansas 28,763 154,205 $4.63M
Nebraska 24,261 144,567 $3.95M
New Mexico 19,813 87,370 $3.18M
Maine 20,066 87,188 $4.05M
Nevada 20,494 86,699 $3.09M
New Hampshire 16,726 80,266 $3.05M
South Dakota 13,289 74,660 $2.27M
Utah 17,319 74,526 $2.61M
North Dakota 14,090 73,109 $2.35M
Idaho 15,568 71,905 $2.58M
Rhode Island 11,960 71,188 $2.52M
Hawaii 13,678 64,654 $2.53M
Montana 12,378 60,697 $1.95M
Delaware 12,342 48,363 $2.13M
Vermont 9,606 44,013 $1.76M
District of Columbia 6,506 28,752 $975K
Wyoming 4,864 22,913 $767K
Alaska 3,790 22,355 $646K
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 METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WADE MAY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,407

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,398

CORAL GABLES

Florida

CARL LUIKART M D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,394

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

RICARDO MACHADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,391

HIALEAH

Florida

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,386

NEW YORK

New York

EDWARD O BRYAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,379

FLORENCE

South Carolina

JORGE VENEREO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,370

MIAMI

Florida

USMAN QURESHI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,368

ALICE

Texas

BORIS KHORETS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,347

BROOKLYN

New York

ELISCER GUZMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,345

NEW YORK

New York

ANATOLE BARKAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,328

BROOKLYN

New York

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,325

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

GEORGE CHILAZI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,319

TAUNTON

Massachusetts

ALAIN BOUCHARD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,298

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MURLIDHAR AMIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,298

NEDERLAND

Texas

JAIME SANCHEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,287

HIALEAH

Florida

FISHER COVIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,285

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

JUAN IGARTUA PONTON M.D.F.A.C.C.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,284

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

BRANISLAV SCHIFFERDECKER M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,281

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JOSE MARQUEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,280

MIAMI

Florida

ASSADOUR ASSADOURIAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,278

AMARILLO

Texas

STANLEY LAU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,270

SAN GABRIEL

California

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,257

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

SATHISHCHANDRA RAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,256

LOGAN

West Virginia

VLADIMIR GREBENNIKOV M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,247

RICHARDSON

Texas