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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
DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,757

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,054

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,823

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,323

TUCKER

Georgia

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,245

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,166

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,021

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,986

WESTLAND

Michigan

BOSHRA ZAKHARY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,893

DANVILLE

Virginia

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,879

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

BHASKAR YETURU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,866

ELMHURST

New York

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,793

MAUMEE

Ohio

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,768

BUSHNELL

Florida

PAULO RIBEIRO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,744

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,740

FORT WORTH

Texas

SUNIL RAMAPRASAD M.D., F.A.C.C.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,731

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,717

DESOTO

Texas

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,683

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,655

WESTON

Massachusetts

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,600

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,593

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

JOHN HABER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,592

TRESCKOW

Pennsylvania

VIDYA YALAMANCHI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,586

HAZARD

Kentucky

ABE FRIEDMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,581

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JAIRO MARIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,580

ORANGE

California