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Intense sharp pains from jaw to ear and lower throat post intake of metoprolol tartrate100 mg, taken ibuprofen

I never had this problem before, till last month when my dr give me 100mg metoprolol tartrate 2x day with pravastatin sodium 20mg 1x day, after first took this for first week, i am experience pain under my jaw to ear and lower throat , it feel very sharp, feel tight like bruises, went to ER to check for everything and they do not found anything relate to this pain i am experience, i had to take iburprofen 800mg two time a day to stop pains, then see doctor again and dr said try to cut down to 50mg for week to see how it going, still pain and could not go away, i had it for month and half now, it is so frustrating because i do not want to keeps taking iburprofen to stop pain...
Asked On : Wed, 2 May 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It may not be related to metoprolol.
However, give the benefit of doubt and change to a different drug
Beta blocker should not be stopped suddenly – need to be tapered.
There are other beta blockers and other drugs for similar effects – why was it prescribed?
Discuss with your doctor

Take care     
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 19 Aug 2013
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