In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02402874 ||Myrbetriq 25 mg extended-release tablet|
|02402882 ||Myrbetriq 50 mg extended-release tablet|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Mirabegron belongs to the family of medications called antispasmodics. Mirabegron is used to treat symptoms associated with an overactive bladder, such as urinary urgency (a need to urinate right away), urinary frequency (having to urinate more often than usual), or urge incontinence (leaking or wetting caused by an unstoppable urge to urinate).
This medication works by relaxing the bladder muscles. This helps to increase how much urine the bladder can hold and to reduce the involuntary loss of urine, the urge to pass urine, and the frequency of urination.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are using this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
How should I use this medication?
The usual starting dose of mirabegron is 25 mg once daily. Your doctor may increase the dose to a maximum of 50 mg once daily. Mirabegron may be taken with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with some water. Do not chew, crush, or divide the tablet.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. If you miss several doses, talk to your doctor. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each oval, brown, film-coated extended-release tablet debossed with "325" and the Astellas logo, contains 25 mg mirabegron. Non-medicinal ingredients: polyethylene oxide, polyethylene glycol, hydroxypropyl cellulose, butylated hydroxytoluene, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, yellow ferric oxide, and red ferric oxide.
Each oval, yellow, film-coated extended-release tablet debossed with "355" and the Astellas logo, contains 50 mg mirabegron. Non-medicinal ingredients: polyethylene oxide, polyethylene glycol, hydroxypropyl cellulose, butylated hydroxytoluene, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, and yellow ferric oxide.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not use mirabegron if you:
- are allergic to mirabegron or any ingredients of the medication
- are pregnant
- have severe, uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure)