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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
EILEEN SIMAK D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,195

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

IQBAL AMIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,193

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,192

ONEIDA

Tennessee

KISHOR PATEL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,186

ROCKY RIVER

Ohio

ARSHAD MAHMOOD M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,178

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ROBERT WHITEHOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,177

RICHMOND HTS

Ohio

BHUPENDRA PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,176

DELAND

Florida

PAUL GILES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,175

VIDALIA

Georgia

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,174

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,173

DALLAS

Texas

ROBERT HAGGARD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,172

FREDERICKSBURG

Pennsylvania

GEORGE SABATES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,169

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

ADAM ZEITLIN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,164

FLUSHING

New York

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,162

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

FAISAL BUKHARI MD SC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,161

SULLIVAN

Illinois

RAMA THUMATI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,159

POMONA

California

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,154

MIAMI

Florida

ARLETHA ANDERSON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,150

DETROIT

Michigan

RICHARD PISH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,147

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,147

DUBLIN

Georgia

BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,145

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

ABIMAEL PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,144

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

HENRY MIDDLETON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,144

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

RAMANA MURTY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,143

STEUBENVILLE

Ohio

RANA BAHL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,141

MONTCLAIR

California