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Mirabegron interacts with many other drugs via cytochrome P450 isoenzymes. It also has additive adverse effects, in particular cardiac disorders, when combined with antimuscarinic drugs. In view of animal data and the lack of clinical data, mirabegron should not be used by women who are or may be pregnant. In practice, drugs have little value in treating urinary urgency attributed to "overactive bladder". The risk of adverse drug reactions is rarely justified, even when the disorder is severe. Antimuscarinic disorders, such as dry mouth, are less frequent with mirabegron than with antimuscarinic drugs...
January 2016: Prescrire International
Mark Sanford
Mirabegron (YM178, Myrbetriq™, Betanis(®), Betmiga™) is a β3-adrenergic receptor agonist approved in several countries for the symptomatic treatment of adults with overactive bladder syndrome. In three 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multinational trials in patients with overactive bladder syndrome, oral mirabegron 25 or 50 mg once daily significantly reduced the adjusted mean number of incontinence episodes per 24 h (in patients with incontinence at baseline) and the adjusted mean number of micturition episodes per 24 h (in full trial populations) [coprimary endpoints]...
July 2013: Drugs
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