Metoprolol is a generic drug that’s prescribed for certain cardiovascular problems. It’s available as the brand-name drugs Lopressor, Toprol XL, and Kapspargo Sprinkle. The cost of metoprolol with and without insurance can depend on several factors.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved metoprolol to treat high blood pressure, angina, and heart failure. It’s also approved to reduce the risk of death associated with a recent heart attack.

Metoprolol is available as an immediate-release (IR) oral tablet, extended-release (ER) oral tablet, and an ER oral capsule. It also comes as a liquid solution for intravenous (IV) injection. The IV form of metoprolol is always given by a healthcare professional.

For more details about metoprolol and its uses, refer to this article.

Read on to learn about metoprolol and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.

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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.

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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and metoprolol.

How much does metoprolol cost without insurance?

The price you’ll pay for metoprolol if you don’t have insurance can vary based on several factors. But typically, the cost is higher for those without insurance.

There are other factors that could affect what you pay for this drug. These include:

  • the quantity you’re prescribed (such as a 90-day or 30-day supply)
  • whether you apply and qualify for any available savings programs
  • your dosage
  • the pharmacy you use
  • the form of the drug you’re prescribed (such as the IR oral tablet, ER oral tablet, or IV injection)

To learn the exact cost you’d pay for this medication without insurance, ask your doctor or pharmacist. You may want to contact several pharmacies to compare their prices for metoprolol.

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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 IR form, which means the dose is released all at once. Metoprolol succinate is an ER 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, your insurance coverage, 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?

You can call your Medicare plan provider to learn whether your particular plan covers the cost of this drug. There are many types of Medicare plans, so your coverage and what you pay for prescriptions will be based on your particular plan’s benefits.

The total price you pay for metoprolol may also depend on the cost of receiving injections at your doctor’s office or clinic. You may need to obtain prior authorization before your plan will cover the cost of this medication.

Your doctor may be able to provide information about the cost of metoprolol if you have Medicare.

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.

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