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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The Strength of Kegels

Strengthening your pelvic muscles Did you know there are muscles along your pelvic floor that support your bladder? If these muscles are weak, they may affect how often you experience overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. But there are exercises you can do—Kegel exercises—to help make these muscles stronger.

Adding Kegel exercises to your daily routine may help strengthen your pelvic muscles. It can also improve your bladder symptoms. Many women who do Kegels notice improvement after several weeks.

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

When can you do Kegels? You can do Kegels any time: while brushing your teeth, watching TV, waiting at a red light, reading in bed, or taking a walk. A few minutes a day is all you need to start strengthening your pelvic floor muscles.

Here’s how to do them:

  1. Locate your pelvic floor muscles
    Think of the muscles you use to start and stop urine flow.
  2. Squeeze for 5 seconds
    Squeeze for 5 full seconds. Then relax for 10 full seconds. That’s all there is to it. Repeat the exercise 10 times. If done right, it should only take a couple of minutes.
  3. Try for 3 sets a day
    Try to do one set (10 repetitions) 3 times a day or follow your healthcare professional’s advice.

Am I doing it right? When you’re doing Kegels, your stomach and buttocks should be relaxed. Make sure you’re not tightening your stomach or thigh muscles, or holding your breath.

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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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