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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
FADHIL HUSSEIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,000

TOLEDO

Ohio

FORREST JONES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled999

CHICAGO

Illinois

GEORGE CHILAZI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled997

TAUNTON

Massachusetts

BORIS PEYSIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled997

BROOKLYN

New York

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled994

MIAMI

Florida

JO ANNE COBLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled991

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

RAMA THUMATI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled990

POMONA

California

ALBERT SHARF MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled982

NATIONAL CITY

California

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled981

MCALLEN

Texas

WILLIAM TENET M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled978

MANHASSET

New York

STEVEN GUBIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled977

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled977

MIAMI

Florida

STEVE SEEKOOK PARK M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled975

LOS ANGELES

California

KRISHNAN CHALLAPPA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled974

ELIZABETHTOWN

Kentucky

SZE WONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled973

CHICAGO

Illinois

HABIB BASSIL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled973

SOUTH BOSTON

Virginia

MADJID MIRZAITEHRANE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled970

HOUSTON

Texas

FRANK MCGREW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled954

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

J. ALLEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled953

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

GABOR MENCZELESZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled948

BROOKLYN

New York

JAIME ESTRADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled943

CALEXICO

California

GREGORY HONG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled937

LOS ANGELES

California

AGUSTIN ALFONSO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled931

MIAMI

Florida

MANVEL MAZMANYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled929

GLENDALE

California

ROBERTO SOLIS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled927

LUBBOCK

Texas