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Adults who have an overactive bladder may find relief with a prescription medication called Myrbetriq. Using this drug once daily can help reduce the number of leaking accidents and minimize the number of times you have to urinate during the day. It works by binding to certain receptors in the bladder, which helps the bladder to fill more fully and store more urine.

What Is Myrbetriq Used For?

Myrbetriq™ (mirabegron) is a prescription medication approved to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder. It is the first medicine in a class of drugs known as beta-3 adrenergic agonists.
 

Using Myrbetriq for an Overactive Bladder

An overactive bladder (also known as urge incontinence) is a condition that occurs when people cannot control their bladder muscles. It is estimated that this conditions affects 33 million people in the United States.
 
Normally, the bladder fills slowly until nerve signals tell your brain the bladder is full and that you need to use the bathroom. During urination, muscles in the bladder contract, or tighten, forcing urine out of the bladder. At the same time, muscles surrounding the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body) relax and let the urine pass through. In people with an overactive bladder, the bladder muscles contract too often and without warning.
 
Because of these frequent and involuntary contractions, people with an overactive bladder have sudden, frequent urges to urinate (urinary urgency). These urges can lead to leaking accidents, known as urge incontinence. People with an overactive bladder also urinate too often throughout the day (known as urinary frequency).
 
Myrbetriq is one of several different treatment options available to treat an overactive bladder. Like most other treatments, using Myrbetriq can help reduce the symptoms of an overactive bladder but will not provide a cure. Most people will continue to have some symptoms, even with treatment.
 
(Click Overactive Bladder Treatment for information on other options, including nondrug treatment.)
 

Myrbetriq Medication Information

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