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How Effective is Myrbetriq?

Wednesday 12 May 2021
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Table of Contents

I. Age and the Bladder

II. How Does Myrbetriq Work?

III. The Effectiveness of Myrbetriq

IV. How to Take Myrbetriq Properly

Age and the Bladder 

As a person grows older, the bladder ages along with the rest of the body. Gray hair and wrinkles are an expected consequence of age, but an aging bladder may surprise people. Both men and women are prone to changes in the urinary system.

When women age, the pelvic muscles may weaken and lead to the bladder slipping out of position. This can make emptying the bladder more difficult and cause blockages in the flow of urine. Abdominal pain, bleeding, and discharge are common symptoms of this condition. Similar symptoms occur when a man’s prostate enlarges and cuts off the urethra, making it more difficult to urinate. [1]

Along with these conditions, the muscles of the bladder weaken and become less flexible. If it loses flexibility, the bladder may not empty completely when you go to the restroom. This can also make leakage more common, but you do not have to accept this as a normal part of aging.

If you notice that your bladder health is changing, you should visit your doctor right away. You and your doctor can discuss the benefits of Myrbetriq and whether it is right for you. But how effective is Myrbetriq medication? Read on to learn more.

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How Does Myrbetriq Work?

Myrbetriq contains mirabegron, which helps relax the bladder muscles and reduce bladder spasms. Generally, this medication is used to treat overactive bladder and urinary incontinence. These conditions often occur together, so Myrbetriq can help combat both at the same time. 

To be more specific, mirabegron is a beta-3-adrenergic-receptor agonist. This agonist relaxes the muscles around the bladder, increasing the amount of urine the bladder can hold. This can help reduce the need to urinate as urgently. [2]

When taken properly, this drug can begin to work within a few hours, but it can take several weeks to reach its full effect. This medicine is often taken for a long period to keep your symptoms under control. Your doctor will likely recommend pelvic floor exercises in addition to this medication for more long-term control of your bladder health.

The Effectiveness of Myrbetriq

The effectiveness of this drug is dependent on the dosage you receive from your doctor. The dose differs from patient to patient, and it is essential to follow your doctor’s instructions. If you are suffering from an overactive bladder, you may be prescribed 25 milligrams once a day, but that may be increased if it does not have the intended effect.

Your doctor will monitor your Myrbetriq dosage the first few weeks of your treatment to ensure that it is working properly. The majority of patients report improved bladder symptoms after eight weeks on Myrbetriq. If you would like to learn more about the effectiveness of Myrbetriq, visit our blog today.

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How to Take Myrbetriq Properly 

If you want mirabegron to work for you, it is important to take it correctly. Many people prefer this medication because it is only required once a day. You should take the tablet with a full glass of water and swallow it whole. Never crush, chew, or break the tablet because that may affect the drug's integrity.

Adults can take this drug with or without food, but if a child is prescribed this medication for a bladder problem, doctors recommend taking it with food. As mentioned above, monitor your bladder symptoms closely. It may be helpful to keep a journal of your symptoms and how frequently you use the restroom. After eight weeks on the drug, you can take these findings to your doctor to see if your overactive bladder or incontinence is improving.

If Myrbetriq works for you, it is essential to keep this drug in a safe place away from moisture and heat. If your medication expires, dispose of it carefully. Never flush unused or expired medication down the toilet. If you are unsure how to get rid of old prescriptions, talk to your pharmacist.

DISCLAIMER: The information in the article is not meant to be used for treatment or diagnosis. It is designed for general awareness and for information purposes only. Always consult a medical professional for your specific healthcare needs.