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What Is Mirabegron Used For?

How Does This Medication Work?

Mirabegron works by binding to a receptor in the bladder known as the beta-3 adrenergic receptor. By binding to this receptor, mirabegron relaxes the bladder muscle as it is filling. This allows the bladder to fill more fully and store more urine. It comes as an extended-release tablet, which means the drug is slowly released into the body. Therefore, it can be taken just once a day.

Is It Safe for Children to Use Mirabegron?

Mirabegron has not been adequately studied in children, and is not approved for use in this age group (usually defined as people younger than 18 years of age).

Can Older Adults Use It?

Older adults can use mirabegron. In fact, an overactive bladder more commonly occurs in older adults. The average age of people in clinical studies was 59 years old -- the drug was studied in people as young as 18 and as old as 95. In these studies, older adults did not respond any differently to the medication than younger age groups.

What About Off-Label Mirabegron Uses?

On occasion, healthcare providers may recommend medications for something other than the officially approved uses. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label uses for mirabegron.

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