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Myrbetriq User Reviews & Ratings

Myrbetriq has an average rating of 4.9 out of 10 from a total of 272 reviews on Drugs.com. 35% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 48% reported a negative experience.

Reviews for Myrbetriq

  • Oh my
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • January 11, 2021

For Urinary Incontinence "48-year-old female with bladder incontinence issues. I took Myrbetriq for around 6 months. During this time, I became sicker and sicker. Headaches, dizziness, muscle aches, fatigue, back pain, heart palpitations, even an emergency room visit, never once making the connection to this drug. I stopped wanting to go to the gym or leave home. I felt so bad. I scheduled a doctor's appointment assuming I probably had some horrible disease. However, when Myrbetriq suddenly stopped helping for the bladder issues, I researched the medicine. My word, I immediately stopped taking Myrbetriq. Within less than a week, I saw an improvement in my overall health. At times in the past, I would laugh at commercials with the long list of 'possible side effects' for certain drugs. I thought it was just a legality. My goodness, these side effects are real and they're horrible. I had rather deal with running to the bathroom all day, every day."

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  • Ghee
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • January 3, 2021

For Urinary Frequency "Was having to get up every couple of hours at night to pee. My urologist gave me a 30-day sample of Myrbetriq. The meds seemed to work. I was now sleeping 4-5 hours without having to get up. What I didn't know is how expensive this drug is. Even with discounts, GoodRx, etc., cost was over $400 for 30 pills. There is no generic and like many of the big pharmas in the United States, they can charge just about whatever they want. I wound up ordering the pills from Canada for $100 for 30 pills. My doctor wrote me a prescription for 90 pills so my cost was just slightly over $300. It was easy and took about 2 weeks for delivery from Canada. Too bad that big pharma in the US owns the politicians and can charge whatever they want."

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  • Myra
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • June 3, 2020

For Urinary Incontinence "Was on Myrbetriq for over 8 weeks. I started on 25mg and was increased by the doctor to 50mg. Unfortunately, my urgency and leakage continued. There was no noticeable change and my symptoms did not improve. Very disappointed..."

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  • Kat
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • July 19, 2021

For Urinary Incontinence "I have been on this drug for almost 2 months. Starting at 50mg. After experiencing nausea and stomach pain, my Dr. reduced it to 25mg. In the last few days, I have become irritable and not myself. Stomach pain and nausea are still there. I'm like a cat ready to pounce. Mood swings are not common for me at all. I have a call into my doctor, but will stop the drug immediately. High cost and bad reaction. So I will continue being wet!"

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  • Daisy
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 12, 2020

For Urinary Incontinence "I had been taking Toviaz for several years to replace the oxybutynin I was taking before. The problem with Toviaz was terrible constipation and dry mouth, but it worked fairly well in controlling my incontinence and frequency of urination. My urologist recommended I try Myrbetriq as she said the side effects were not as troubling as Toviaz. After taking Myrbetriq for a few days and having many, many episodes of incontinence where I couldn't even make it to the bathroom before urination began, I went through several pairs of pants and underwear while taking this. I decided the dry mouth and constipation were much better than the incontinence I suffered with Myrbetriq, so I switched back to Toviaz. Below I give it a rating of 1, but only because there was not a 0 listed. I"

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  • Disap...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 2, 2020

For Urinary Incontinence "After 6 weeks of 25mg and 4 weeks of 50 mg Myrbetriq, I ended up at the emergency room for urinary retention. I was sent home with a catheter (because it was the weekend) until I could get an appointment to see a urologist. I will never take this medicine again. I was still using liners while taking this drug because incontinence did not stop. It did not improve my condition."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 26, 2020

For Urinary Incontinence "So my doctor said that there were no known side effects from taking Myrbetriq. Well, I find that to be rubbish. I have taken this Myrbetriq and now I can't pee at all. Hardly anything is coming out, and I wake up with a fast heart rate and cramps. I am 25, and this whole peeing thing sucks! I hope you all get well soon."

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  • KHano
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • March 28, 2019

For Urinary Frequency "I was on Myrbetriq 25mg daily for a year, then asked to go to 50mg daily and it has changed my life from the beginning (6 weeks into it). Helps with urgency, frequency, and bladder spasms. I also lost weight from the drug, with no dieting, because it makes your metabolism faster. This is one reason you should never take the drug at night! The feeling you all have mentioned is your metabolism working faster. Take it in the morning or day to enjoy more energy! Everyone is different, but I'm glad I gave it a try. I hope it continues to work for me. You should give it at least 6 weeks to work correctly with your body. My Urologist insisted it takes 6 weeks to kick in, and he was right."

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  • Tee
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 15, 2021

For Urinary Frequency "I took Myrbetriq for 3 weeks and ended up in the ER on July 12th, 2021 with a heart rate of 148. I spent 2 days in the hospital. I experienced shortness of breath, dizziness, sweating, and stomach pains. All my cardio exams, blood work, and scans were negative. I am currently wearing a heart monitor. I did not have any health issues before taking this drug. Please be careful taking this medicine."

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  • running...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 14, 2019

For Urinary Incontinence "My doctor put me on Myrbetriq medication to help me with my incontinence. It worked a few days after starting it. I took it for 4 weeks. Then the discomfort of terrible pains in my stomach started. I was suffering from having to pee and move my bowels at the same time. My bowel began to make changes until I was passing bloody mucus from the rectum. I had to tell my doctor about it, and I told her I had to stop the medication. My bowels were badly backed up, and I had not had a good bowel movement, even though the pamphlet mentioned nothing about constipation from this medication. It should never be given to someone who has GI problems like Diverticulitis or even IBS. Therefore, I cannot use this medicine at all."

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  • Small...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • February 12, 2020

For Urinary Frequency "I have taken this drug for 8 months. I was surprised that it worked right away because I had tried many other things like Ditropan, Uripaz, etc., that did not work. However, the longer I have taken it, the worse I feel from side effects. My hair started to fall out early on, but I didn’t connect it with Myrbetriq until I read these reviews. Slowly, it started to stop working as well. I had a UTI, and now I have a pounding headache, my ears buzz, I am so dizzy I am afraid to take a shower, my nose runs steadily, my eyes burn. I can’t concentrate, maybe because I feel as if my head will explode. I see my doctor tomorrow. Hopefully, she will come up with a good alternative, and I won’t have withdrawal from this med. I would rate it 7/10 for symptom relief but overall 0/10 because of the severe side effects, including palpitations, muscle cramps, itchy skin, skin so dry it flakes off, as well as the other things I mentioned."

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  • Dee
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 2, 2021

For Urinary Incontinence "So far, this is a miracle drug for me. Been on the 25 mg for 2 weeks and this is the BEST I've been in 20 years. Had macroplastique, which worked great for 2 weeks, then it suddenly stopped, and I was back to constant leakage. The moment I stood up, I'd start leaking and rarely made it to the bathroom without leaking, often having a 'flood.' My life was centered around finding bathrooms and not being able to make it in time. Went to the bathroom at least 15 times a day, and got up at least 3 times per night. So far, 90% improvement. I pray it continues to work and that my insurance will cover it."

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  • Tina
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • December 8, 2019

For Urinary Frequency "I went to my doctor because I had experienced urinary frequency for some time with some leakage. She gave me a sample of Myrbetriq and everything seemed to be fine. The only side effect that I had was I lost almost all of my hair! I used to have what my friends and family would call Hollywood hair, and now I have no hair and I am a 62-year-old female. I would avoid this medication if you want to keep your hair. I would rather pee myself than be bald!"

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  • Dee...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 17, 2020

For Urinary Incontinence "I was given samples of Myrbetriq. Avoid at all costs! The first night, I experienced side effects of dry mouth, irregular heartbeat, and woke up with a pounding headache. It took 2 days to get out of my system."

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  • Sassy...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 16, 2021

For Urinary Incontinence "The doctor gave me samples of the 25mg dose, and I took one dose for two days and quit. My blood pressure increased quickly. I had a constant and bad headache, and it did nothing to improve my urinary frequency or urgency. Of course, after only two days of usage, I did not give it a fair chance to work, but I also did not want to stroke out!"

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  • KMuld...
  • December 7, 2013

For Urinary Frequency "Only started yesterday, but in these 2 days - great. Number of trips to the bathroom during the day went from at least 12 to 5 yesterday and 6 today. I slept through the night last night without needing to get up once. Best of all, I was in the car running errands for over 2 hours and experienced absolutely no urgency. Small sample, but so far so good!"

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  • Mawyatt
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 26, 2013

For Urinary Incontinence "This medicine has been life-changing! After 20 years of dealing with the dry mouth, dry skin, dry eyes, dry scalp, dry nose that results from taking Ditropan, I finally can have control over my incontinence (due to Spina Bifida) and swallow my food without needing water to help. I only gave it 9 stars because of the $85 copay but so far it has been worth every penny. This medicine controls my bladder better than Ditropan and I have had zero side effects."

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  • April 21, 2014

For Urinary Incontinence "I have had Botox three times for incontinence and found relief for about six months each time. This medication works even better from the first pill. I have now been taking this for a month and it has changed my life. I was going to have the sacral nerve implant which was very frightening to me, but now I don't have to go through with it. I am a little bit upset that my doctor did not mention this medicine to me until I asked if there were any new medicines on the market. I have taken Detrol and Ditropan with no marked improvement. If you have an overactive bladder, this medication is fantastic."

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  • Princ...
  • November 3, 2016

For Urinary Frequency "This drug has been an absolute game-changer for me. I've only been taking it for about 3 months, so I am still getting used to not having to run to the bathroom every 15 mins. The effects were immediate. I noticed a drastic reduction in frequency just within the first few hours of taking my first dose. It's amazing to look back and see how much I (and my friends/family) had arranged their lives around my bladder - planning for bathroom breaks, making mad dashes to the bathroom when in public, and running on the verge of dehydration for years in an attempt to reduce the frequency. I can't imagine going back to that."

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  • Rarin...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • September 16, 2019

For Urinary Frequency "Took 25 mg of Myrbetriq samples, then bought another month's supply of the drug. I took it for a total of 40 days. It initially helped with my urinary frequency, but then I started experiencing headaches during the afternoon and evening. I slept well for the first few days, but then the headaches became constant. They were the worst headaches I have ever felt, with intense, constant stabbing pain. I felt lethargic, lost my appetite, and only found minimal relief with ice on my head. I had several sleepless nights and then developed a fast heartbeat with pounding in my ears. I often experienced the sensation of vomit rising in my throat and became completely immobile. I stopped taking Myrbetriq on September 12th, 2019. Four days later, I am still dealing with the headache, but now it's intermittent with sudden sparks or flashes of pain in my head. Today, I managed to eat oatmeal and scrambled eggs for the first time. While I'm glad this drug has helped some people, I would recommend caution before using it."

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  • Scotty
  • November 6, 2020

For Urinary Incontinence "Just took my first pill yesterday at 2 in the afternoon. When I woke up the next morning, I had a headache, felt like I was going to throw up, and couldn’t eat. Slept all day, still have a headache! One pill at 50mg. I have a prolapsed bladder, and the doctor thought the med would help stop the bladder from spasming. I’m not taking another pill!! And after I spent an unholy $255 on these awful pills!!"

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  • Peach
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • September 18, 2019

For Urinary Frequency "My Dr. prescribed Myrbetriq for my overactive bladder. I was getting up 3-4 times at night, and going every hour or so in the day. After 5 weeks, I called it quits. It did calm my bladder down, so that I'm only going once at night and every few hours in daytime. The downside? I started having urge incontinence, and couldn't make it to the bathroom when I finally felt the urge to go. Just bending over to get out of bed, I would gush. Leaking through 2 pads a day. Nope, I'd rather be going often than peeing on myself. By the way, if you do take this medication and find it too expensive, you may qualify for free medication through the manufacturer of this drug. I did."

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  • Mojo
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 25, 2014

For Urinary Frequency "I started Myrbetriq about three weeks ago. What a difference it has made in my life. The doctor gave me samples for 25 mg and I noticed a positive change the first day and even more after a few days. When my two-week supply of samples ran out, I requested to try the 50 mg, and this level has almost completely alleviated all the symptoms I was having. Now I'm battling with my insurance company to approve the medicine. Hopefully they will come through for me because this medication is working great."

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  • Shelly
  • September 17, 2013

For Urinary Frequency "I have been taking this medication for a month now and have noticed a big difference in the amount of times I go to the bathroom. It is great, but like with all the other medications, you must watch the amount of caffeine you intake because it doesn't work as well. Caffeine will relax the muscle, but if I drink water or anything caffeine-free, I am fine. I can drink up to 3-4 glasses and still be okay. It worked better than all the others I've been put on."

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  • Miss...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • April 5, 2014

For Urinary Frequency "I took Myrbetriq for 4 months for treatment of severe overactive bladder. It helped me only slightly and the side effects for me would have caused me to stop taking it even if it had been 100% helpful. It immediately spiked my blood pressure to an average of 180/110, and my blood pressure returned to normal as soon as I stopped taking it. It also caused me bladder pain, which I can best describe as feeling like my bladder was filled with shards of broken glass whenever my bladder got full. I also had difficulty emptying my bladder. I wanted this to work, but unfortunately, it did not for me."

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