Metoprolol is a generic prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat high blood pressure, angina, and heart failure. The drug is also approved for use in people who have recently had a heart attack.
For more information about metoprolol’s uses, refer to this article.
Here are some details about metoprolol:
- Drug class: beta-blocker
- Drug forms: immediate-release oral tablet, extended-release oral tablet, extended-release oral capsule, liquid solution for IV injection given by a healthcare professional
- Brand-name versions: Kapspargo sprinkle, Lopressor, Toprol-XL
Read on to learn about metoprolol and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, how much metoprolol costs can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
To find out what the cost of metoprolol will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and metoprolol.
How much does metoprolol cost without insurance?
The cost of metoprolol without insurance will vary based on factors, such as the treatment plan your doctor recommends and which pharmacy you use. In general, drugs such as metoprolol tend to cost more without insurance than with insurance.
If you’d like to know what price you’ll pay for metoprolol without insurance, talk with your pharmacist.
What are the costs of metoprolol succinate and metoprolol tartrate?
For a comparison of the cost you’ll pay for metoprolol succinate or metoprolol tartrate, talk with your pharmacist.
Metoprolol succinate and metoprolol tartrate are different forms of the drug metoprolol. The two versions are very similar. Metoprolol tartrate is an immediate-release form, which means the dose is released all at once. Metoprolol succinate is an extended-release form of metoprolol. It’s specially made to slowly release its dose over time, rather than all at once.
If you’d like to know more about how these forms of metoprolol are alike and different, check out this article.
What’s the average retail price of metoprolol? Can the cost vary by strength?
The average retail price of metoprolol, including the costs for the 25-milligram (mg) and 100-mg strengths, can vary. Different factors can affect your cost for metoprolol, including your specific treatment plan, what your insurance coverage is, and which pharmacy you use.
To find the cost of metoprolol by strength, talk with your pharmacist. They can help provide you with an estimate.
How much might metoprolol cost with Medicare?
What you’ll pay for metoprolol with Medicare can vary based on different factors. These include your Medicare coverage, the pharmacy you use, and your treatment regimen.
To get an idea of the cost of metoprolol with Medicare, talk with your pharmacist.
Metoprolol is a generic drug, which is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
Metoprolol is available in the following brand-name forms: Kapspargo sprinkle, Lopressor, and Toprol-XL. To find out how the cost of a brand-name form compares with the cost of metoprolol, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If your doctor has prescribed metoprolol and you’re interested in using a brand-name form instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one or the other.
Keep reading for ways to reduce long-term drug costs with metoprolol.
Getting a 3-month supply
You may be able to get a 90-day supply of metoprolol. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor or insurance provider.
Using a mail-order pharmacy
Metoprolol may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this type of service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to receive your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug via mail order.
If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.
If you need financial support to pay for metoprolol, consider looking at websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:
These sites can provide details about drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and metoprolol, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance on cost issues related to you and metoprolol. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for metoprolol.
Here are some other resources you may find helpful:
- Medicare drug coverage. To learn about Medicare coverage for drugs, see these articles about Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, drug coupons and Medicare, and the Medicare drug list.
- Save money. Explore this article for tips about how to save money on prescriptions.
- Drug comparison. See this article for information about how metoprolol tartrate compares with metoprolol succinate.
- More details. For details about other aspects of metoprolol, refer to this article.
- Information about your condition. For more information about the conditions metoprolol treats, see our cardiovascular health hub and our list of related articles.
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