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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
ADEL SHAHEEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled866

LIMA

Ohio

SVETLANA BARBARASH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled866

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

IRINA SKURLATOVA-MAYSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled865

BRIGHTON

Massachusetts

ANIL SHAH MD

Claims Filled864

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

RANDAL CASSLING MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled863

OMAHA

Nebraska

CARL LUIKART M D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled863

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

MAHAMADU FUSEINI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled862

CLOVIS

New Mexico

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled858

TARZANA

California

HAMID FEROZE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled856

ROSWELL

New Mexico

FRANK GREDLER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled856

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

MARK ISSERMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled855

BREVARD

North Carolina

WANDA KNUDSON PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled854

BISMARCK

North Dakota

NATALIA BLACK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled853

CARMICHAEL

California

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled852

JACKSON

Tennessee

UMA GUNIGANTI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled850

ENID

Oklahoma

INNA ABRAMOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled847

BROOKLYN

New York

DAVID EVANS M. D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled846

SEARCY

Arkansas

NICHOLAS DOAN VAN MD, F.A.C.C. INC.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled845

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

WAHEED AKHTAR MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled845

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

HECTOR VILLASENOR MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled843

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

NELSON GWINN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled843

DOTHAN

Alabama

MOUNIR BORNO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled840

LUBBOCK

Texas

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled839

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

IRAJ DARDASHTI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled837

LOS ANGELES

California

SATHISHCHANDR RAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled832

LOGAN

West Virginia