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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
VADIM EDELSTEIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled927

SKOKIE

Illinois

LEON KRAFT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled919

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

BURCHAM FUQUA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled908

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled906

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN CUETO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled906

MIAMI

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled904

HIALEAH

Florida

N C BAPTIST HOSP PHAR, INC

Claims Filled904

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

JUAN BARROSO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled903

HIALEAH

Florida

MARIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled901

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

KENNETH GELLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled896

APPLETON

Wisconsin

DONALD WURZBURG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled894

DALLAS

Texas

FREIDOON GHAZI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled892

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled891

FORT WORTH

Texas

LEANDRO OTERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled891

MIAMI

Florida

HISHAM WAGDY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled890

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

SRIDHAR BANURU MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled890

HENDERSON

Kentucky

MANUEL ABELLA M.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled888

MIAMI

Florida

BOBBY TURNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled885

CORBIN

Kentucky

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled881

MIAMI

Florida

ERIC ENGER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled881

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

JAIME SANCHEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled880

HIALEAH

Florida

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled878

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled876

ALICE

Texas

JAMIL BITAR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled874

UVALDE

Texas

DAVID SWETT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled868

MARBLE FALLS

Texas