Who's taken Myrbetriq for overactive bladder? Results?

Posted by fdixon63 @fdixon63, Sep 14 1:56pm

I've seen a urologist today for urgency and frequency issues. He has prescribed Myrbetriq. When I came home I checked for possible interaction with current meds. It shows a "moderate" level of interaction with my Propafenone (heart rhythm) and Amitriptyline (sleep aid.) I've called the office but it will be tomorrow before they double check with him to clarify that it is OK for me to take Myrbetriq. Wondering if there are others who have been in this situation. Thanks.

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@fdixon63, I'm tagging a few members like @rfherald @contentandwell @downtowntiger @nbrud @david2dave, who have taken or considered Myrbetriq (mirabegron) for urgency and frequency issues and who may be able to share more.

Did you find out anything more in the meantime about possible interactions with your other medications and conditions?

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Good evening @fdxon63. I also take Merbetriq for similar reasons. When my PCP was informed that recent research was indicating that oxybutynin can increase cognitive impairment in senior patients, she replaced it with Myrbetriq. I noticed somewhat less stress incontinence simply because the medication relaxes the bladder muscle and allows the bladder to fill more before demanding to be emptied.

After a recent bladder sling surgery, I chose to remain on Merbetriq for the very same reasons, especially post-surgery. It has been a couple of months and I think it is still keeping that muscle relaxed and improving my surgery outcome.

You will find out that this medication is rather "spendy". There are some assistance options mentioned online.
My thinking is that I will continue to pay for medication that performs a necessary function.

Are you also doing pelvic exercises?

May you be safe, free, and protected from inner and outer harm.
Chris

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@colleenyoung

@fdixon63, I'm tagging a few members like @rfherald @contentandwell @downtowntiger @nbrud @david2dave, who have taken or considered Myrbetriq (mirabegron) for urgency and frequency issues and who may be able to share more.

Did you find out anything more in the meantime about possible interactions with your other medications and conditions?

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@fdixon63 , I have taken Myrbetriq for more than a year and have found it is quite successful at relieving OAB. I have not experienced any interactions with lamotrigine, the only other prescription drug I take. Myrbetriq is, indeed quite "spendy" running into thousands of dollars per year without the benefit of insurance. The there are several patents for mirabegron that won't expire until the 2030's, so I am looking into the several substitutes like oxybutynin that are available.

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@rfherald

@fdixon63 , I have taken Myrbetriq for more than a year and have found it is quite successful at relieving OAB. I have not experienced any interactions with lamotrigine, the only other prescription drug I take. Myrbetriq is, indeed quite "spendy" running into thousands of dollars per year without the benefit of insurance. The there are several patents for mirabegron that won't expire until the 2030's, so I am looking into the several substitutes like oxybutynin that are available.

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I DID find information at drugs.com. Not EVERYTHING on the Internet should be trusted (hah!), so if you see something that concerns you, check with someone with authority.
https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/mirabegron,myrbetriq.html

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