I am 33 and had an LIS, ASD closure,everything went well, however my doctor suggested me to be on Metolar XR 25mg for a year.

I am worried since I had no hypertension or rhythmic disturbance but had high cholesterol before surgery. I worried if Metolar can increase the cholesterol level?

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No listed effects on cholesterol. Make sure you have a balanced, healthy diet and take your medication recommended by your doctor. If still in doubt, consult a separate independent physician.

On prescription:

Metoprolol is used for a number of conditions, including hypertension, angina, acute myocardial infarction, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, congestive heart failure, and prevention of migraine headaches. Treatment of heart failure Vasovagal syncope. Adjunct in treatment of hyperthyroidism Long QT syndrome, especially for patients with asthma, as metoprolol's β1 selectivity tends to interfere less with asthma drugs, which are often β2-adrenergic receptor-agonist drugs. Prevention of relapse into atrial fibrillation (controlled-release/extended-release form)

Due to its selectivity in blocking the beta1 receptors in the heart, metoprolol is also prescribed for off-label use in performance anxiety, social anxiety disorder, and other anxiety disorders.

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