Myrbetriq for Treatment of Frequent Urge to Pee and Overactive Bladder in Men and Women
by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger, a board-certified urologist, and specialist in the treatment of urinary problems in men and women including frequent urination, burning with urination, and urinary retention.
Myrbetriq for Treatment of Urinary Frequency, Urge to Urinate, and Overactive Bladder Symptoms
What is Myrbetriq?
Myrbetriq (mirabegron) belongs to a class of medications called beta-3 adrenergic agonists. It is the only beta-3 adrenergic agonist medication available in the United States. Mirabegron works by relaxing the bladder muscle. It is very effective in relieving sensations of urinary urgency in patients with overactive bladder, neurogenic bladder, and patients who have had urological surgery.
Myrbetriq is also helpful in patients with urinary incontinence or urinary leakage. Urinary urge incontinence is a condition in which the patient is unable to make it to the bathroom in time due to a severe and sudden urge to urinate.
Myrbetriq is an Effective Treatment for Frequent Urination and Overactive Bladder
Mirabegron has a unique mechanism of action as a beta-3 agonist, unlike other medications used for the treatment of overactive bladder, such as anticholinergic medications that include Vesicare, oxybutynin, Detrol, and Toviaz. Myrbetriq is often used in combination with anticholinergic medications as they work synergistically. Together mirabegron and anticholinergic medications work better than either one alone.
A major benefit of mirabegron (Myrbetriq) is that unlike other medications used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, it does not have neuropsychiatric side effects and does not cause a loss in cognitive function that may result in dementia and memory loss. As a result, mirabegron can be used long-term for months and years safely in patients with symptoms of overactive bladder and neurogenic bladder.
Myrbetriq Can Help with Urge Urinary Incontinence
Mirabegron has been shown to improve symptoms of urge urinary incontinence in men and women. It can decrease the number of urinary incontinence episodes by more than 50%. It can also be used in combination with tibial neuromodulation to further improve benefits for patients.
Myrbetriq has Few Side Effects which are Mostly Tolerable
Mirabegron has been used for many years in thousands of patients. It is well-tolerated by most patients. In some patients, it may cause increased high blood pressure, and for this reason, blood pressure monitoring is recommended. This drug should not be used in patients who have uncontrolled high blood pressure to start with.
Talk to board-certified urologists at New York Urology Specialists today to see if Myrbetriq (mirabegron) may be right for you. We offer treatment for overactive bladder in Manhattan, and we see patients from all New York City boroughs, other cities, and overseas.
Treatment Options if Myrbetriq Does not Work
If Myrbetriq does not help further evaluation may be necessary including cystoscopy to exclude anatomical problems including urethral strictures, inflammation, bladder cancer, and other treatable problems.
For the treatment of overactive bladder, tibial nerve neuromodulation, Botox for OAB, and Interstim are effective in the treatment of urinary symptoms in men and women for whom Myrbetriq does not work.
For men with an enlarged prostate, treatment of BPH may be helpful.
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I went to see Dr. Shteynshlyuger for a second opinion about a urinary problem after having a continuing issue for many months that wasn\'t getting better. He seemed very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him. Cons: If you\'re not the first patient the wait can be LONG.
by Charles M on Jul 03, 2014
Since starting the [medications], my cramps and burning have mostly gone. The biggest benefit is my leaking has been reduced to the lowest amount in almost 10 years.
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by Charles M on May 23, 2013
Dear Dr. Alex – Since starting the [treatment], my cramps and burning have mostly gone. The biggest benefit is my leaking has been reduced to the lowest amount in almost 10 years. Charles M. Date: 2013
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Urinary Problems Are Treatable in Nearly Every Man and Woman
At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of urinary problems. We understand the challenges that urinary problems create for our patients, their relationships and their self-esteem. We help you find a treatment for your urinary problems that fits your needs, your lifestyle and your preferences.
Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of women and men with frequent urination, poor urine flow, frequent UTI, blood in urine, urinary incontinence, urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate, prior surgery, neuropathy, chemotherapy, and radiation. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and women who desire an effective treatment for their urinary problems. We specialize in minimally invasive highly effective treatment for symptoms of bladder pain, urethral burning, pelvic discomfort, incomplete bladder emptying, urinary frequency, and urgency.
We offer medical and surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction.
Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Urinary Problems?
- All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with symptoms of frequent urination, urinary urgency, urinary incontinence and bladder pain using medical therapy, minimally invasive therapies, lasers, and open surgery.
- We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for treatment of urinary problems in men and women
- We offer treatment options for overactive bladder, UTI and urinary incontinence in our office which avoids the risks, costs, and recovery from general anesthesia.
- Extensive Experience: Hundreds of men and women have treated successfully using medical therapy, Botox for overactive bladder, Interstim for frequent urination and tibial neuromodulation.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of urological problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods including Botox for OAB, Interstim neuromodulation, Rezum for BPH, prostate enucleation, and Urolift procedure.
He has successfully treated hundreds of men and women of all ages with urinary problems including bladder problems, kidney problems, urethral and ureteral problems.
He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist, who specializes in all aspects of care for men and women with urinary problems including frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, urinary urgency, and incontinence. He has successfully treated hundreds of men and women with urinary problems including urinary retention, painful urination, and frequent urination.