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

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Kegels for Men

Kegel exercises aren’t just for women—they can be helpful for men, too. Kegels can have a positive impact on overactive bladder symptoms (OAB) in men. Signs of improvement include more time between bathroom visits, fewer accidents, and less leakage.

Be sure to talk to your healthcare professional before starting any new diet or exercise routine.

3 muscles are involved in Kegels for men:

  • A muscle that squeezes urine out of the urethra
  • A muscle that’s involved in urination and forms a large part of the pelvic floor
  • Another muscle that helps make up the pelvic floor

How to do Kegels for men: Make sure your bladder is empty, then flex your pelvic floor muscles for 5 seconds. Avoid holding your breath or flexing the muscles in your stomach, thighs, or buttocks. Relax for 5 seconds. Try to repeat this cycle of flexing then relaxing 5 times. As you get stronger, aim to flex for 10 seconds, then relax for 10 seconds. Try to do 3 sets of 10 repetitions per day.

Want to get a full pelvic floor workout? Try alternating between these two types of exercises:

  • Short contractions: Quickly tighten your pelvic floor muscles, lift up, then release. This exercise works your fast twitch muscles. These muscles help prevent leakage by quickly shutting off the flow of urine.
  • Long contractions: Slowly tighten your pelvic floor muscles, lift up, and hold for several seconds before releasing. This exercise works your slow twitch muscles. It helps build the supportive strength of your pelvic floor muscles.

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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 take 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®) or solifenacin succinate (VESIcare®). 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), dry mouth, flu symptoms, urinary tract infection, back pain, dizziness, joint pain, headache, constipation, sinus irritation, and inflammation of the bladder (cystitis).

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.

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