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

Living With OAB Symptoms

Going to the bathroom more than usual?
It’s time to understand the condition
called OAB…

In this section, you'll learn about:
  • OAB and who gets it
  • What symptoms to look for
  • Lifestyle tips that can help

What Is OAB?

About 1 in 3 U.S. adults 40 years of age and older reported symptoms of OAB at least "sometimes." overactive bladder, oab infographic, US adults over 40 About 1 in 3 U.S. adults 40 years
of age and older reported symptoms
of OAB at least "sometimes."

What Is OAB?

OAB happens when you cannot control
your bladder contractions

These frequent or uncontrollable contractions can lead to symptoms of OAB, which are urgency, frequency, and leakage.

If you have these symptoms, you're not alone. As many as 46 million Americans 40 years of age or older have reported symptoms of OAB. According to the American Urological Association, OAB:

  • occurs in both men and women
  • may affect your daily activities due to lack of bladder control
  • can cause embarrassment, leading some
    to just learn to cope with the condition

Are you planning your daily activities around being close to bathrooms to avoid urine leaks and accidents? It may be time to have an honest talk with your healthcare professional (HCP). Lifestyle changes can help. And there are treatment options available.

What causes OAB Symptoms?

overactive bladder, normal bladder diagram

A healthy bladder muscle expands as it fills with urine. Once it's about half full, nerves in the bladder tell you it's time to urinate.

overactive bladder, bladder compression

OAB interrupts the normal
storage of urine. It causes the bladder muscle to suddenly
contract before the bladder is full.

overactive bladder, bladder contracting

This can lead to frequent and sudden, strong urges to urinate, sometimes with leakage.

Symptoms of OAB

Think you are part of the 1 in 3 patients that
are living with OAB symptoms?

See how these patients managed their OAB.*

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Now that she’s retired, Marilyn is driving her
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OAB stop her.

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As a yoga teacher, Angie helps people feel their best.
She isn’t letting her OAB symptoms take her focus
away from her practice.

*Your results may vary.

Symptoms of OAB

The symptoms of OAB can have you searching for a bathroom, anytime, anywhere. They can come over you suddenly, and they are hard to control. If you have some or all of the following symptoms, your HCP may prescribe an OAB treatment for you.


Urgency is when you feel a strong need to urinate that is hard to control. It may even be strong enough to cause urine leakage.


Frequency is the need to urinate too often. Urinating more than seven times during waking hours is one of the primary symptoms of OAB.


Leakage is when you accidentally urinate after a sudden, uncontrollable urge. Some people cope with leakage by wearing absorbent products, like pads, in case of accidents.

Are you experiencing the symptoms of OAB?

Watch these videos to learn more about the signs and the effects.

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OAB: What to Look For

National OAB educator and Nurse Practitioner Diane Newman, DNP, talks about the symptoms of OAB.

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OAB: Know its Effects

Nurse Practitioner Newman discusses how
OAB may affect daily activities.

Start the Conversation with Your Doctor

Take the OAB Symptoms Quiz

Talking with Your Doctor

If you have symptoms of OAB, the first step is having an open, honest discussion with your doctor. Use this simple tool to help you get started and make the most of your discussion.

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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?
4. How much do these symptoms bother you?
Please complete the survey.
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Lifestyle Tips

A prescription medicine is just one aspect of managing your OAB symptoms. If your HCP prescribes one, be sure to follow the prescription instructions exactly as written and ask what you can expect from the medicine. You may also benefit from making certain lifestyle changes, such as the ones shown below.

  • treat overactive bladder by avoiding spices

    Too Much Spice Won’t Play Nice

    It's time to rethink that extra dab of hot sauce. Spicy foods—such as tomato products, chili and horseradish—can irritate the bladder and worsen the symptoms of OAB. Also, instead of dousing food with hot spices, focus on increasing flavor with seasonal herbs and fresh garlic.

    Always talk to your HCP before starting any diet or exercise program.

  • treat overactive bladder by avoiding caffeine and coffee

    Another Cup and It Could Act Up

    You may enjoy the occasional cup of joe, but cutting down on caffeine could result in fewer bathroom trips. The acid and caffeine in coffee, including decaf, can be problematic.

    When it comes to herbal teas, chamomile and peppermint are generally a safe bet. If you have to live life one cup at a time, try hot milk with a touch of vanilla.

  • treat overactive bladder by avoiding alcohol

    Think Before You Drink

    As a rule, alcohol and your bladder don’t mix well. Alcohol can irritate your bladder and drinking less may reduce your symptoms.

  • treat overactive bladder by losing weight

    Watching Your Weight May
    Improve Your State

    If you’re carrying around extra pounds,
    you could be putting unnecessary pressure on
    your bladder. Low-impact activities like walking, Pilates and yoga could help you lose weight and help ease OAB symptoms. But always be sure to talk to your HCP before starting any weight loss or exercise program.

  • treat overactive bladder by watching fluid intake

    Sip Sensibly, Live More Comfortably

    If you are dealing with symptoms of OAB,
    you may be tempted to reduce your fluid intake
    as much as possible. However, this can irritate your bladder. Instead, try to manage your fluid intake throughout the day.
    Check with your doctor to see what the
    right amount is for you.

  • treat overactive bladder with exercise, Kegel exercises

    One Option Lies in Exercise

    Kegel exercises use muscle contractions to strengthen the pelvic floor—which can help with control and urge suppression.

    Another simple exercise you can do is
    bladder training, such as delayed voiding (urinating), which is essentially holding off going to the bathroom until you gradually increase the time between voids. Always check with your doctor when starting
    a new exercise program.

  • treat overactive bladder by avoiding citrus fruits

    Squeeze Out the Citrus

    Citrus fruits such as oranges, limes, lemons
    and grapefruit can irritate the bladder. If you enjoy fruit juice, consider switching to less acidic
    beverages like pear juice or apple juice.

  • treat overactive bladder by avoiding soda

    Stop! Drop That Pop!

    Sodas often contain either caffeine or citric acid, both of which may irritate your bladder. And, while diet sodas may not contain sugar, their artificial sweeteners aren’t the healthiest option, either.

    A pitcher of ice-cold water with a few slices of watermelon could serve as a refreshing, and bladder-friendly alternative.

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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 or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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