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Talking With Your Healthcare Professional

An open and honest discussion is your first step

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a medical condition that may be managed through lifestyle changes and/or prescription medicine. If you think you may have OAB, make an appointment to see your healthcare professional (HCP).

Having an open and honest talk with your HCP is an important part of working towards managing your OAB. Keeping a detailed record of your symptoms may makehelp you find it easier to share them with your HCP, and to describe how they are affecting you.

During your visit with your HCP, bring up the subject of your bladder symptoms early in your talk so that you have time to discuss treatment options. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Here are some more ways you can make the most of your visits with your HCP:

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Be proactive.

Make a special appointment to discuss your OAB symptoms, or raise the issue early in your healthcare visit, so your HCP knows how you feel.


Be persistent.

Let your HCP know that managing your OAB symptoms is important to you. Make sure you tell him or her about your treatment goals.


Be precise.

When talking to your HCP, it’s important not to downplay your symptoms. Keep a written record of your fluid intake, the number of times you urinate, and the number of accidents you have and when they occur.


Are you ready to start the conversation?

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OAB: Talking to Your Healthcare Professional

There are several types of HCPs that you can talk to about your bladder symptoms, including your primary care physician, OB/GYN, urologist, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and pharmacist. Hear from National OAB educator and Nurse Practitioner Diane Newman, DNP, on speaking up about your OAB symptoms.

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OAB: Talking to Your Healthcare Professional

There are several types of HCPs that you can talk to about your bladder symptoms, including your primary care physician, OB/GYN, urologist, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and pharmacist. Hear from National OAB educator and Nurse Practitioner Diane Newman, DNP, on speaking up about your OAB symptoms.

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Doctor Conversation Guide

A simple tool to help you take the first step

The thought of opening up to your healthcare professional (HCP) about frequent urges and leaks may be a little uncomfortable. Even embarrassing. But it doesn't have to be. Remember, overactive bladder (OAB) is a common medical condition – so, chances are, your HCP has had conversations about symptoms like yours.

Our Doctor Conversation Guide can make it easier to get started.

To get your Guide, just fill out our quick OAB Symptom Survey.

NOTE: The Doctor Conversation Guide is an awareness tool designed for you and your doctor to use together. It cannot diagnose OAB and should not replace the advice of your HCP. The individual information you share is anonymous and will not be sold or otherwise provided to third parties.

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Doctor Conversation Guide

Answer each question to let your HCP know how your OAB symptoms are affecting you:

1. How many times do you urinate during the day?


2. Do you have to rush to the toilet to urinate?




3. Does urine leak before you can get to the toilet?




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When talking to your HCP, it's important to be specific.

Here are a few conversation starters that may help:

"Doctor, it seems like I’m going to the bathroom every hour or so. What’s normal?"

"I often have to rush to the bathroom, and I worry I won’t make it in time."

"I leak sometimes, even when I’m not laughing or working out."

"I only go places if I know where the bathrooms are."

Real Patients. Real Stories.

Talking to your doctor about your overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms can be difficult. Hear how these patients were able to start the conversation

Each of these patients have a unique experience, but they all have one thing in common – they took the important step of talking to their doctors about their OAB symptoms of urgency, frequency and leakage. Watch their stories and learn how Myrbetriq® (mirabegron) has worked for them. Your results may vary.

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Penelope's story – Don't just cope with OAB

Penelope was trying to cope with her symptoms by wearing pads and cutting back on fluids. After visiting her doctor, she took Myrbetriq® (mirabegron), a prescription OAB medicine, that helped.

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Penelope's story – Don't just cope with OAB

Penelope was trying to cope with her symptoms by wearing pads and cutting back on fluids. After visiting her doctor, she took Myrbetriq® (mirabegron), a prescription OAB medicine, that helped.

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Jim's story – Don't be embarrassed to ask for help

Jim first tried different approaches to help manage his OAB symptoms. He then went back to his doctor who recommended Myrbetriq® (mirabegron), a prescription medicine for OAB.

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Jim's story – Don't be embarrassed to ask for help

Jim first tried different approaches to help manage his OAB symptoms. He then went back to his doctor who recommended Myrbetriq® (mirabegron), a prescription medicine for OAB.

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Joan's story – Get the conversation off the ground

Joan planned on traveling to Japan, but was worried about her OAB symptoms. So, she talked to her doctor about managing her symptoms of urgency, frequency and leakage.

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Joan's story – Get the conversation off the ground

Joan planned on traveling to Japan, but was worried about her OAB symptoms. So, she talked to her doctor about managing her symptoms of urgency, frequency and leakage.

These are real patients who have been compensated by Astellas for sharing their stories.

Getting Started With Myrbetriq

Understanding what to expect is key

Your healthcare professional (HCP) may prescribe Myrbetriq® (mirabegron) for you to help your symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) including urgency, frequency and leakage. When beginning any treatment, it’s important to know what to expect.

  • For some people in clinical trials, it took 4-8 weeks to start seeing an improvement in their OAB symptoms
  • Further improvement may be seen within 12 weeks
    Your results may vary.
To give Myrbetriq a chance to work, be patient and take it once daily as prescribed by your HCP. While your results may vary, those taking Myrbetriq in clinical trials made fewer bathroom trips and had fewer leaks than those not taking Myrbetriq. So to review, a good way to manage your OAB symptoms is to follow these 3 guidelines:

1
Follow directions

If your HCP has prescribed Myrbetriq, take it as prescribed and swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, chew, or divide the tablet.

2
Think "daily"

It is important that you take Myrbetriq once daily as prescribed by your HCP. Don't take your medicine only when your symptoms are especially bothersome, or when you're about to have a big event or take a long car ride.

3
Be patient

In clinical trials, it took 4-8 weeks to start seeing an improvement in OAB symptoms. So, stick with it. Those taking Myrbetriq in these trials made fewer trips to the bathroom and had fewer leaks than those not taking Myrbetriq. Your results may vary.

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Myrbetriq: How to Get Started

Myrbetriq is approved to treat OAB with symptoms of urgency, frequency and leakage. David Staskin, MD, talks about what you may expect while taking Myrbetriq.

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Myrbetriq: How to Get Started

Myrbetriq is approved to treat OAB with symptoms of urgency, frequency and leakage. David Staskin, MD, talks about what you may expect while taking Myrbetriq.

Use of Myrbetriq

Myrbetriq® (mirabegron) is a prescription medicine for adults used to treat overactive bladder (OAB) with symptoms of urgency, frequency and leakage.

Important Safety Information

Myrbetriq is not for everyone. Do not use Myrbetriq if you have an allergy to mirabegron or any ingredients in Myrbetriq. Myrbetriq may cause your blood pressure to increase or make your blood pressure worse if you have a history of high blood pressure. It is recommended that your doctor check your blood pressure while you are taking Myrbetriq. Myrbetriq may increase your chances of not being able to empty your bladder. Tell your doctor right away if you have trouble emptying your bladder or you have a weak urine stream.

Myrbetriq may cause allergic reactions that may be serious. If you experience swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue, with or without difficulty breathing, stop taking Myrbetriq and tell your doctor right away.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including medications for overactive bladder or other medicines such as thioridazine (Mellaril™ and Mellaril-S™), flecainide (Tambocor®), propafenone (Rythmol®), digoxin (Lanoxin®). Myrbetriq may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Myrbetriq works.

Before taking Myrbetriq, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems. The most common side effects of Myrbetriq include increased blood pressure, common cold symptoms (nasopharyngitis), urinary tract infection, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, and headache.

For further information, please talk to your healthcare professional and see accompanying Patient Product Information and complete Prescribing Information for Myrbetriq® (mirabegron).

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Myrbetriq® is a registered trademark of Astellas Pharma Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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