Myrbetriq

Pronunciation

Generic Name: mirabegron (MIR-a-BEG-ron)
Brand Name: Myrbetriq

Myrbetriq is used for:

Treating overactive bladder with symptoms of an urgent need to urinate, a need to urinate often, or leakage of urine.

Myrbetriq is a beta-3 adrenergic agonist. It works by relaxing muscles in the bladder.

Do NOT use Myrbetriq if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Myrbetriq
  • you have end-stage kidney problems or severe liver problems
  • you have severe uncontrolled high blood pressure

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Slideshow: How to Manage Your Overactive Bladder

Before using Myrbetriq:

Some medical conditions may interact with Myrbetriq. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a blockage of the bladder, difficulty urinating, or a weak urine stream
  • if you have liver or kidney problems or a history of high blood pressure

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Myrbetriq. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Other medicines to treat overactive bladder (eg, solifenacin, tolterodine) because the risk of urinary retention (inability to empty the bladder) may be increased
  • Chlorpromazine, desipramine, digoxin, encainide, flecainide, metoprolol, nortriptyline, pimozide, propafenone, tetrabenazine, or thioridazine because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Myrbetriq

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Myrbetriq may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Myrbetriq:

Use Myrbetriq as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • An extra patient leaflet is available with Myrbetriq. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information.
  • Take Myrbetriq by mouth with or without food.
  • Swallow Myrbetriq whole with water. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
  • If you miss a dose of Myrbetriq, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses on the same day.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Myrbetriq.

Important safety information:

  • Myrbetriq may cause dizziness or blurred vision. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Myrbetriq with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Do NOT take more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
  • Myrbetriq may increase your blood pressure or make your blood pressure worse if you have a history of high blood pressure. Your doctor will check your blood pressure while you are taking Myrbetriq. Tell your doctor if you experience severe or persistent headache or dizziness.
  • Myrbetriq should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Myrbetriq while you are pregnant. It is not known if Myrbetriq is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Myrbetriq.

Possible side effects of Myrbetriq:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Cold symptoms; mild headache.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody or cloudy urine; difficult or painful urination; fast or irregular heartbeat; inability to urinate; nausea or vomiting; severe back or side pain; severe or persistent headache or dizziness.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include fast or irregular heartbeat; severe or persistent headache or dizziness.

Proper storage of Myrbetriq:

Store Myrbetriq at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Myrbetriq out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Myrbetriq, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Myrbetriq is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Myrbetriq or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Myrbetriq. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Myrbetriq. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Myrbetriq.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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