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METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate) is a beta blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing heart rate, relaxing blood vessels, and lowering the body's fight-or-flight response. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

21.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 11 of 3362

$148M
Retail Cost

Rank: 173 of 3362

4,066,304
Patients

Rank: 16 of 3362

411,410
Prescribers

Rank: 21 of 3362

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61%

of people say

it's worth it

46%

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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 370,849 1,720,634 $13.1M
Florida 345,594 1,627,342 $11.4M
New York 279,384 1,530,083 $10.3M
Pennsylvania 254,514 1,469,960 $9.5M
Texas 252,196 1,180,346 $7.82M
Ohio 223,624 1,155,576 $8.71M
Illinois 162,226 830,173 $6.2M
North Carolina 134,020 752,424 $4.74M
Michigan 168,154 742,480 $5.16M
Tennessee 117,206 636,363 $3.82M
Georgia 111,382 617,195 $4.02M
Missouri 95,553 538,993 $3.61M
New Jersey 106,697 495,785 $3.65M
Kentucky 82,090 468,410 $2.98M
Massachusetts 83,585 457,121 $3.12M
Virginia 89,475 455,780 $3.35M
Indiana 92,235 454,932 $3.47M
Wisconsin 86,968 442,232 $3.59M
Arizona 87,160 382,859 $2.7M
South Carolina 68,343 364,678 $2.28M
Minnesota 75,871 363,032 $2.99M
Washington 70,128 329,685 $2.39M
Louisiana 58,554 318,739 $1.81M
Iowa 51,844 299,391 $1.87M
Alabama 54,694 285,222 $1.68M
Arkansas 46,241 272,877 $1.46M
Maryland 60,280 264,922 $2.14M
Connecticut 50,286 251,455 $1.97M
Oklahoma 48,130 238,020 $1.54M
Oregon 48,584 232,817 $1.58M
Colorado 51,084 230,909 $1.75M
West Virginia 36,258 199,155 $1.23M
Mississippi 33,650 193,501 $1.03M
Kansas 33,590 183,233 $1.23M
Nebraska 23,753 139,743 $858K
Rhode Island 21,764 139,594 $881K
Maine 28,852 134,060 $1.1M
Nevada 27,457 119,797 $858K
New Hampshire 17,640 85,409 $711K
New Mexico 19,541 84,625 $563K
South Dakota 11,623 65,684 $433K
Idaho 14,122 64,892 $440K
North Dakota 11,761 63,180 $415K
Utah 14,222 58,387 $412K
Montana 10,326 52,672 $347K
Hawaii 10,691 48,669 $381K
Vermont 8,758 41,254 $313K
Delaware 9,899 39,190 $358K
Wyoming 5,091 24,723 $167K
District of Columbia 5,536 23,884 $161K
Alaska 2,122 13,177 $82.3K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
KIRK SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,281

MIDDLETOWN

Ohio

ABE FRIEDMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,274

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

KARI SHIELDS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,273

GRAYSON

Kentucky

JAMIL BITAR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,272

UVALDE

Texas

JOHN GAIDRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,271

SAN DIEGO

California

PAUL MUMMA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,270

CROOKSVILLE

Ohio

REZIUDDIN SIDDIQUE M. D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,263

MCKINNEY

Texas

BELARMINO NUNES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,256

NORTH PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

CONIGLIARO JONES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,256

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

RONALD PADGETT M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,253

BAMBERG

South Carolina

MICHAEL LAWRENCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,253

SNOW HILL

North Carolina

VIOLETTA BERDICHEVSKAYA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,250

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JORGE BARBOZA SOSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,243

EAGLE PASS

Texas

DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,242

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

BALKISSOON MAHARAJH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,239

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

MARK LIPHAM MD

Claims Filled1,238

CARROLLTON

Georgia

JAIRO MARIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,238

ORANGE

California

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,236

MIAMI

Florida

RAOUF KODSY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,232

UTICA

New York

NARAYANAN KARAYIL THEKKOOTT MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,228

ZACHARY

Louisiana

PATRICE YATES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,227

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

CHARLES RHODES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,225

ASHLAND

Kentucky

JOSEPH MAZZA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,215

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,214

COLUMBIA

Missouri

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,214

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma