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METOPROLOL TARTRATE

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

17.6M
Medicare Part D Claims
$126M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,479,423 $11.4M
Florida 1,436,766 $9.24M
New York 1,363,989 $10.3M
Pennsylvania 1,353,670 $8.83M
Ohio 979,562 $7.04M
Texas 949,627 $6.07M
Illinois 755,091 $5.07M
North Carolina 609,050 $3.8M
Tennessee 550,359 $3.27M
Michigan 514,842 $3.68M
Georgia 475,502 $3.03M
Missouri 452,131 $2.9M
Massachusetts 442,311 $3.14M
Kentucky 395,701 $2.54M
New Jersey 395,364 $2.76M
Virginia 386,133 $2.62M
Minnesota 372,146 $2.85M
Wisconsin 365,175 $2.7M
Indiana 360,659 $2.53M
Arizona 316,002 $2.19M
South Carolina 299,444 $1.83M
Washington 293,855 $2.09M
Iowa 283,779 $1.66M
Louisiana 268,708 $1.6M
Alabama 257,444 $1.49M
Puerto Rico 255,729 $1.86M
Arkansas 231,261 $1.3M
Maryland 216,105 $1.74M
Connecticut 215,880 $1.54M
Oklahoma 215,208 $1.42M
Oregon 199,067 $1.37M
Colorado 193,156 $1.38M
West Virginia 188,767 $1.28M
Mississippi 170,409 $967K
Kansas 151,245 $991K
Maine 128,188 $1.02M
Nebraska 126,445 $778K
Rhode Island 125,207 $787K
Nevada 100,541 $683K
New Mexico 86,049 $580K
New Hampshire 69,668 $522K
North Dakota 63,667 $447K
South Dakota 60,770 $399K
Idaho 58,286 $428K
Montana 50,298 $331K
Hawaii 47,896 $433K
Utah 44,170 $279K
Vermont 43,937 $318K
Delaware 27,886 $220K
Wyoming 24,438 $159K
District of Columbia 21,007 $147K
Alaska 10,068 $78.3K
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 TARTRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRUCE TENNER

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

JAMES YOUN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SCHAUMBURG

Illinois

SANDAR WIN M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

UPLAND

California

EILEEN COMSTOCK MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled50

SOCORRO

New Mexico

REBEKAH TANNER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIFFLINBURG

Pennsylvania

TIMOTHY DOYLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TOWSON

Maryland

MORTON FIELD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

BEVERLY HILLS

California

UPALI WALGAMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HENDERSON

Texas

RUSSELL WAGNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ATLANTA

Georgia

SHAFIK HANNA-MOUSSA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

LONGVIEW

Texas

JASON NELSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW BRAUNFELS

Texas

RICHARD KEIRN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

MUSKEGON

Michigan

CHRISTOPHER WONG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

CONROE

Texas

DON TRAN MD

Claims Filled50

SAN JOSE

California

ARCHANA PUDUR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

JIANMING HAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WOOSTER

Ohio

CARLETTA THOMPSON M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

FARMINGTON

New Mexico

KATHRYN SHON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

LOUIS CHISHOLM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIDLOTHIAN

Virginia

JANE BRIDGES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VINCENNES

Indiana

DOMINGO AVIADO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MILFORD

Delaware

JARROD KANADY FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

YANCEYVILLE

North Carolina

JEFFREY POTTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MECHANICSBURG

Pennsylvania

HARISCHANDRA KARUNARATNE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

ORLANDO

Florida

WILLIAM LYONS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

LONG BEACH

California