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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
DON LEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,779

GLENDALE

California

LUIS FELIPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,819

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE PASTORIZA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,732

MIAMI

Florida

HUGO GARCIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,724

MIAMI

Florida

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,581

GLENDALE

California

USMAN QURESHI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,573

ALICE

Texas

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,561

CHICAGO

Illinois

M SHARIF M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,532

LUBBOCK

Texas

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,512

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,506

CORAL GABLES

Florida

NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,503

LOS ANGELES

California

ANDREW KIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,480

LOS ANGELES

California

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,473

NEW YORK

New York

RICARDO MACHADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,468

HIALEAH

Florida

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,439

ALHAMBRA

California

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,437

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,410

DESOTO

Texas

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

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,374

FLUSHING

New York

KEVIN BORAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,352

FRESNO

California

SANDEEP PATEL MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,343

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

RICARDO CIGARROA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,337

LAREDO

Texas

HOWARD HARONIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,323

WESTERLY

Rhode Island

FRANKLIN HANDEL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,262

DAYTON

Ohio

CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER

Claims Filled1,242

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

KEVIN SUBLETT M.D.F.A.C.C.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,237

ALEXANDER CITY

Alabama