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Mirabegron Clinical EffectsClinical studies have shown that mirabegron can reduce the number of times people with an overactive bladder urinate each day. The medication can also reduce the number of times people have wetting accidents.
In one of the studies, people given mirabegron had, on average, 1.6 fewer wetting accidents each day and had to urinate 1.9 fewer times throughout the day. In comparison, people given a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients) had 1.2 fewer wetting accidents and urinated 1.3 fewer times a day.
When and How to Take This MedicineSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with mirabegron include the following:
- This medication comes as an extended-release tablet. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
- Mirabegron should be taken with a glass of water, with or without food. Try taking the medicine with food if it seems to bother your stomach.
- Do not crush, chew, or break the tablets; they should be swallowed whole.
- For mirabegron to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
Dosing Information for MirabegronThe dose of mirabegron your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a couple of different factors, such as:
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Mirabegron Dosage for more information.)