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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 Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

16.3M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 14 of 3238

$690M
Retail Cost

Rank: 24 of 3238

3,000,363
Patients

Rank: 22 of 3238

348,744
Prescribers

Rank: 35 of 3238

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60%

of people say

it's worth it

55%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 269,673 1,423,754 $63.5M
California 221,725 1,182,059 $46.7M
Texas 224,437 1,122,826 $49.8M
Florida 211,186 1,043,832 $44.3M
Pennsylvania 151,063 878,896 $34.1M
Illinois 136,548 724,482 $33.2M
North Carolina 116,349 693,522 $26.5M
Ohio 121,297 633,424 $26.5M
New Jersey 113,202 542,791 $25.6M
Massachusetts 83,329 467,369 $19.5M
Michigan 103,155 443,176 $21.4M
Georgia 73,216 421,171 $16.5M
Indiana 69,800 364,056 $15.8M
Missouri 60,528 351,748 $13.6M
Louisiana 56,563 335,509 $12.5M
Virginia 61,976 325,115 $13.6M
Kentucky 55,019 324,392 $12.3M
Minnesota 64,236 310,373 $15.1M
Wisconsin 58,633 309,575 $14.6M
Alabama 54,229 306,422 $11.9M
Tennessee 53,982 283,800 $11.6M
Washington 52,227 256,128 $11.3M
Iowa 38,637 236,065 $9.01M
Connecticut 46,064 229,272 $10.5M
South Carolina 41,046 220,764 $8.81M
Arizona 50,862 219,121 $9.93M
Mississippi 32,755 209,507 $7.15M
Maryland 47,250 205,731 $10.3M
Oregon 37,966 196,852 $8.94M
West Virginia 30,710 174,014 $6.42M
Arkansas 27,611 172,203 $6.16M
Oklahoma 32,379 165,191 $7.75M
Kansas 25,389 144,665 $5.75M
Colorado 28,589 138,367 $6.27M
Nebraska 21,113 134,913 $4.88M
Maine 17,454 80,451 $4.3M
New Mexico 17,097 79,969 $3.61M
Nevada 17,272 77,381 $3.39M
South Dakota 11,444 70,223 $2.7M
North Dakota 12,314 70,126 $2.79M
New Hampshire 13,676 68,730 $3.3M
Hawaii 12,083 66,200 $2.69M
Utah 14,089 65,269 $2.94M
Idaho 13,054 65,155 $2.83M
Rhode Island 10,051 64,255 $2.45M
Montana 10,606 57,504 $2.36M
Delaware 10,559 42,457 $2.4M
Vermont 7,552 37,099 $1.87M
District of Columbia 5,660 26,687 $1.06M
Wyoming 4,113 21,196 $867K
Alaska 3,353 19,860 $719K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled4,155

GLENDALE

California

PEDRO DIAZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,241

HIALEAH

Florida

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,225

GLENDALE

California

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ FIERRO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,218

MARRERO

Louisiana

NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,033

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,940

CORAL GABLES

Florida

HUGO GARCIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,908

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,890

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ALEXANDRE ALEXEYENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,859

LYNN

Massachusetts

JORGE PASTORIZA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,854

MIAMI

Florida

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,794

LOS ANGELES

California

ANDREW KIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,752

LOS ANGELES

California

JON LELEUX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,731

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

FRANCISCO GARCIA-CORTES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,709

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

M SHARIF M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,700

LUBBOCK

Texas

RICARDO MACHADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,671

HIALEAH

Florida

JIONG-MING HU M.D., PH.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,640

FLUSHING

New York

JOSE RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,628

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled1,564

ALICE

Texas

SUDHENDU CHOUBEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,530

ROANOKE

Virginia

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,522

GLENDALE

California

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,507

NEW YORK

New York

MOHAMMAD PAYVANDI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,504

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

MANVEL MAZMANYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,492

GLENDALE

California

SANDEEP PATEL MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,481

THIBODAUX

Louisiana