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METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

21.6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 11 of 3395

$141M
Retail Cost

Rank: 200 of 3395

4,176,527
Patients

Rank: 17 of 3395

419,959
Prescribers

Rank: 22 of 3395

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62%

of people say

it's worth it

47%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

18.5M

2011

19.6M

2012

21M

2013

21.5M

2014

21.6M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$126M

2011

$134M

2012

$162M

2013

$148M

2014

$141M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$25

2011

$22

2012

$21

2013

$20

2014

$19

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 381,443 1,730,906 $12.3M
Florida 359,632 1,639,598 $11.1M
New York 276,426 1,470,885 $9.01M
Pennsylvania 255,651 1,432,597 $9.14M
Texas 263,339 1,205,171 $7.82M
Ohio 228,129 1,168,647 $7.86M
Illinois 167,039 842,929 $6.08M
Michigan 173,740 760,632 $5.99M
North Carolina 138,662 752,085 $4.61M
Georgia 117,528 652,235 $3.63M
Tennessee 122,337 642,662 $3.79M
Missouri 99,834 555,958 $3.41M
New Jersey 108,723 502,646 $3.64M
Kentucky 84,593 479,254 $2.75M
Indiana 96,209 468,048 $3.35M
Virginia 92,733 464,900 $3.25M
Wisconsin 90,606 444,221 $3.34M
Massachusetts 83,230 440,036 $2.78M
Arizona 91,136 392,377 $2.55M
South Carolina 70,653 368,562 $2.19M
Minnesota 76,449 359,246 $2.69M
Louisiana 60,645 327,416 $1.78M
Washington 71,255 326,991 $2.21M
Iowa 53,168 298,227 $1.64M
Arkansas 48,700 283,293 $1.42M
Alabama 56,201 276,059 $1.59M
Maryland 63,103 271,429 $2.07M
Connecticut 51,618 251,085 $2M
Oklahoma 50,331 243,807 $1.52M
Oregon 49,943 234,645 $1.45M
Colorado 53,033 234,640 $1.68M
West Virginia 36,919 200,215 $1.16M
Mississippi 34,845 198,087 $1.02M
Kansas 35,383 188,363 $1.15M
Nebraska 24,201 141,372 $758K
Rhode Island 21,688 133,501 $826K
Maine 28,774 129,870 $1.11M
Nevada 29,637 125,248 $900K
New Hampshire 19,230 90,951 $695K
New Mexico 20,061 85,724 $538K
Idaho 14,992 68,133 $415K
South Dakota 12,107 66,775 $383K
Utah 15,464 62,657 $395K
North Dakota 11,747 61,286 $352K
Montana 10,784 51,900 $319K
Hawaii 10,703 44,827 $332K
Delaware 10,590 41,791 $386K
Vermont 9,066 41,382 $281K
Wyoming 5,201 24,738 $154K
District of Columbia 5,544 23,062 $149K
Alaska 2,215 12,893 $78.7K
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 TARTRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,539

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,531

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,515

LUFKIN

Texas

SUNIL GUPTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,511

CUMBERLAND

Maryland

JONATHAN BREMER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,489

ELIZABETHTON

Tennessee

AYMAN KARKOUTLY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,489

LUBBOCK

Texas

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,485

HAYTI

Missouri

PAUL WAWRZYNSKI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,478

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

RAMA THUMATI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,471

POMONA

California

NANCY WATSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,466

DEMOREST

Georgia

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,464

KINGSTON

Tennessee

PATRICK O'BRIEN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,463

RALEIGH

North Carolina

LARRY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,458

VALDOSTA

Georgia

BRUCE JOHNSON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,448

LIVONIA

Michigan

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,448

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

MICHAEL KLUFAS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,432

CUMBERLAND

Rhode Island

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,410

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

ROBERT BURNS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,409

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MARK LIPHAM MD

Claims Filled1,404

CARROLLTON

Georgia

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,393

COLUMBIA

Missouri

JAMES JEWELL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,390

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

JASON COLINGER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,389

ERWIN

Tennessee

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,384

JACKSON

Mississippi

ORSON GO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,382

NORTON

Virginia

JAMIL BITAR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,378

UVALDE

Texas