Overactive bladder (OAB) can be a very awkward and distressing problem, impacting your life in various ways and preventing you from doing what you enjoy for fear of embarrassment in social situations. We have had many customers ask us about medications for this condition and we are happy to introduce you to Myrbetriq! We now stock it at a very cost effective and affordable price. There are two strengths available 25mg and 50mg. Both come in packs of 30 tablets. In Israel and some parts of Europe the drug is referred to as Betmiga.
Overactive bladder (OAB) is when there is a problem with the bladder storage function causing sudden and frequent urges to urinate. Sometimes an overactive bladder may lead to leakage. The problem is a common one and affects 1 in 3 Americans over the age of 40. OAB isn’t simply caused by poor health or ageing but it happens when the bladder muscle contracts involuntarily.
Managing OAB Symptoms
Many people, unfortunately, do not discuss the issue with their health care practitioner, and just learn to deal with the problem by planning their daily activities around being close to a bathroom.
Don’t be embarrassed to bring up the issue with your doctor. There is help you can get to reduce your symptoms to a manageable level, vastly improving the quality of your life. It’s always important to find a doctor you can have an open and honest talk with so that he or she can suggest a suitable treatment which can help manage your symptoms. It can be helpful to keep a written record of the amount you’re drinking and how many times you urinate as well as the number of leaks that happen.
Aside from lifestyle changes such as managing your fluid intake and working on pelvic exercises, your doctor may suggest taking a prescription medicine to treat your OAB.
Prescription Medicine – Myrbetriq
Myrbetriq (Betmiga) is an FDA-approved prescription medicine which helps relax the muscle surrounding the bladder as well as increasing its ability to store urine. This means fewer trips to the bathroom and less leakage.
The FDA approval came from the drug’s success in clinical studies. Three 12-week studies and one 12-month study showed that Myrbetriq 25 mg was successful in treating the symptoms of OAB within 8 weeks and Myrbetriq 50 mg was successful in treating them within 4 weeks.
Myrbetriq (Betmiga) is often prescribed when other OAB treatment approaches have not been successful. Many doctors tell their patients to avoid caffeine, spicy foods and alcoholic beverages as well as eating more fibre and performing more exercise. It’s also important that patients try to lose weight as being overweight can make OAB symptoms significantly worse. These lifestyle changes can often help control OAB symptoms, but not always.
Ask your doctor if Myrbetriq (Betmiga) is a good solution for you. The drug may cause some serious side effects so it’s important to outline your medical history.
The most common side effects of Myrbetriq are urinary tract infections, headaches, constipation, diarrhoea, dizziness, cold symptoms and increased blood pressure.
More serious side effects include:
– Increase in blood pressure. Since Myrbetriq can increase blood pressure it’s important for those with a history of high blood pressure to have regular check-ups while taking Myrbetriq.
– Urinary retention. If you have bladder outlet obstruction (BOO), taking Myrbetriq might increase your chances of not being able to fully empty your bladder. If you find that you are unable to empty your bladder you need to tell your doctor right away.
– Angioedema. In some people, Myrbetriq could cause an allergic reaction such as swelling of your lips, throat or tongue. If this happens, you need to stop using Myrbetriq and tell your doctor immediately.
Cutting down on costs
Prescription medicine can often get expensive. In fact, GoodRX shows that 30 tablets (a month’s supply!) of Myrbetriq (Betmiga)can cost anywhere above $300. Fortunately, you can still get the treatment you need and cut down on costs by using an online pharmacy such as IsraelPharm. When you buy Myrbetriq online through IsraelPharm it only costs $84.70 for 30 tablets.