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METOPROLOL TARTRATE

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

960
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 2146 of 3395

$157K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2266 of 3395

343
Patients

Rank: 2128 of 3395

353
Prescribers

Rank: 2071 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

16.1K

2011

11K

2012

1,292

2013

352

2014

960

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.22M

2011

$1.63M

2012

$138K

2013

$45.6K

2014

$157K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$326

2011

$286

2012

$131

2013

$102

2014

$160

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
South Carolina 40 172 $19.2K
New York 41 101 $20.3K
Florida 39 95 $14.3K
New Jersey 30 77 $21.7K
Ohio 18 59 $7,535
Illinois 16 58 $8,249
Pennsylvania 21 52 $7,394
Michigan 22 51 $10K
California 20 46 $9,173
Texas 11 32 $3,898
Virginia 23 $5,760
Massachusetts 18 $4,287
Wisconsin 12 18 $1,545
Indiana 15 $1,601
Louisiana 14 $2,768
North Carolina 13 $2,460
Iowa 12 $1,325
Oklahoma 12 $1,164
Georgia 12 $1,133
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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