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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 2014

17.4M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 14 of 3362

$670M
Retail Cost

Rank: 33 of 3362

3,279,208
Patients

Rank: 21 of 3362

359,716
Prescribers

Rank: 36 of 3362

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 298,029 1,545,416 $59.5M
California 238,944 1,244,749 $45.6M
Texas 240,428 1,162,313 $47.8M
Florida 227,443 1,079,252 $43M
Pennsylvania 166,096 940,958 $32.9M
Illinois 157,783 806,809 $33.7M
North Carolina 125,625 727,672 $25.9M
Ohio 130,832 671,173 $25.7M
New Jersey 119,809 562,262 $24.9M
Massachusetts 93,780 511,754 $19.5M
Michigan 117,238 492,638 $20.6M
Georgia 80,255 450,980 $16.1M
Indiana 75,443 383,075 $15.2M
Missouri 65,614 370,499 $13.3M
Louisiana 61,640 355,618 $12.1M
Virginia 67,710 341,031 $12.8M
Kentucky 58,520 332,284 $11.2M
Minnesota 70,859 331,475 $15.2M
Wisconsin 63,308 320,704 $13.9M
Alabama 58,061 308,827 $11M
Tennessee 59,525 303,172 $11M
South Carolina 52,299 279,135 $10.2M
Washington 57,595 277,145 $11.4M
Iowa 41,821 242,670 $8.76M
Connecticut 49,281 239,177 $10.3M
Arizona 55,634 238,456 $9.84M
Maryland 56,343 236,685 $10.7M
Mississippi 34,335 213,736 $6.5M
Oregon 41,025 204,111 $8.62M
West Virginia 33,385 186,867 $6.03M
Arkansas 28,997 178,353 $5.87M
Oklahoma 34,061 166,910 $7.28M
Colorado 32,707 153,389 $6.62M
Kansas 26,492 143,756 $5.19M
Nebraska 22,642 139,515 $4.63M
Maine 18,868 85,048 $4.14M
Nevada 19,246 83,596 $3.41M
New Mexico 17,933 80,917 $3.4M
New Hampshire 14,902 72,288 $3.14M
South Dakota 12,105 71,311 $2.51M
North Dakota 13,134 70,369 $2.61M
Utah 15,152 67,481 $2.86M
Rhode Island 10,835 67,049 $2.49M
Idaho 14,093 66,898 $2.83M
Hawaii 12,974 66,772 $2.87M
Montana 11,525 59,221 $2.22M
Delaware 11,303 44,538 $2.28M
Vermont 8,532 40,026 $1.91M
District of Columbia 5,923 27,361 $1.02M
Wyoming 4,382 21,793 $846K
Alaska 3,548 21,771 $687K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
SVETLANA BARBARASH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,096

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ORLANDO ALMANZA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,093

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

PABLO VIVAS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,091

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JOAQUIN DIEGO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,089

MIAMI

Florida

ALI AMKIEH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,087

COVINGTON

Louisiana

PAVINDERPAL GILL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,086

TAYLORVILLE

Illinois

ALAIN BOUCHARD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,084

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JOSE PENA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,084

DONNA

Texas

UDAYA SWARNA MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled1,081

ABILENE

Texas

ERIC ENGER MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,080

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

GEORGE JOSEPH M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled1,075

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

SANJEEV PURI M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,071

MOLINE

Illinois

LORENZO VICTORES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,069

HIALEAH

Florida

FRANK GREDLER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,065

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

SURRENDER RAINA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,064

STOCKTON

California

ASHWANI BEDI MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled1,058

NEWBURGH

Indiana

DIPTI ITCHHAPORIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,054

NEWPORT BEACH

California

EMILE BARROW M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,049

MONROE

Louisiana

J. ALLEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,048

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

HUMBERTO MACHADO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,043

CORAL GABLES

Florida

WANDA KNUDSON PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled1,042

BISMARCK

North Dakota

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,042

VAN NUYS

California

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,040

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

JEFFREY HYDE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,038

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

GABOR MENCZELESZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,035

BROOKLYN

New York