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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
JOSE LOZANO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,140

FALFURRIAS

Texas

TAYSIR JARRAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,137

MCKINNEY

Texas

BORIS PEYSIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,134

BROOKLYN

New York

DON LEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,130

GLENDALE

California

JANUSZ WOLANIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,129

NANTICOKE

Pennsylvania

JORGE BARBOZA SOSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,128

EAGLE PASS

Texas

BERNARD MICHLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,127

SAN DIEGO

California

NICHOLAS TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,124

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ALPHONSO BERRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,123

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

PAUL EMMANS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,120

SELAH

Washington

PAUL MUMMA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,115

CROOKSVILLE

Ohio

BRUCE MONEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,108

FERGUS FALLS

Minnesota

MOISES ISSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,107

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

JAMES COLLINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,106

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

PRATAP SOURI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,106

BARNESVILLE

Ohio

HAITHAM AZEM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,106

BEDFORD

Ohio

WILLIAM KNAPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,102

FLORISSANT

Missouri

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,101

KINGSTON

Tennessee

MICHAEL COX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,101

LIVINGSTON

Tennessee

ELBERT HINES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,099

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

SANDRA ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,098

DELAND

Florida

JON JACKSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,090

PORT ORANGE

Florida

REZIUDDIN SIDDIQUE M. D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,089

MCKINNEY

Texas

GEORGE WILSON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,089

LISBON

Ohio

ROBERT WOODS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,084

LEBANON

Tennessee