|Chemical name: Mirabegron
Typical dosage: 50mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Myrbetriq® is a medication typically used to treat overactive bladder. It is available as brand only in the form of an extended release tablet.
Myrbetriq is a prescription medication that contains the active ingredient Mirabegron. It is taken once daily for the treatment of overactive bladder.
Myrbetriq activates beta receptors in the bladder, which increases the bladder capacity and decreases the urge to urinate.
The major side effects of this medication include headache, flu-like symptoms, dry mouth, back pain, dizziness, joint pain and constipation.
Yes! 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Myrbetriq.1
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Myrbetriq.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
|$42 – $417||$25 – $417|
Myrbetriq may take up to 8 weeks to be fully effective. It may be used alone or in combination with other medications that also treat overactive bladder.
You can take Myrbetriq with or without food, but do not chew, break or crush the tablet. You should take this tablet with a full glass of water.
Myrbetriq has caused high blood pressure in some patients. You may have to check your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication.
Risks may be present when taking Myrbetriq while pregnant or breastfeeding.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.
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1 GoodRx. Myrbetriq. Retrieved May 2019, from www.goodrx.com/myrbetriq.
2 Jacobson, Gretchen; et al. A Dozen Facts About Medicare Advantage. (Nov. 13, 2018). Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/a-dozen-facts-about-medicare-advantage.
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