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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
MIKHAIL AZRILEVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,305

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAY RAYAN MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,291

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

JOHN CELENTANO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,288

EAST MORICHES

New York

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled1,286

WESTLAND

Michigan

ABDULMALEK SABBAGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,284

WESTON

West Virginia

CYRIAC MADATHIKUNNEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,275

SELMA

Alabama

ABDULRAB AZIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,267

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

ELIE HAGE-KORBAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,266

LEXINGTON

Tennessee

STEPHEN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,260

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,258

MIAMI

Florida

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,253

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,252

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

GLENTON DAVIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,250

SELMA

Alabama

RONALD GOLDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,249

HAVERHILL

Massachusetts

JAMES FREDERICK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,247

WEST LIBERTY

Kentucky

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,244

MIAMI

Florida

ANIS CHALHOUB M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,242

LONDON

Kentucky

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,229

LENEXA

Kansas

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,222

CULLMAN

Alabama

ARTHUR GREEN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,221

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

BELARMINO NUNES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,220

NORTH PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

VINOD GULATI M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,219

AMITYVILLE

New York

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,209

HAYTI

Missouri

ZHANNA GALPERUN MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,199

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DOUGLAS DYCUS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,199

GAINESBORO

Tennessee