Does Medicare Cover Myrbetriq?

Christian Worstell
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  • Myrbetriq can ease symptoms of an overactive bladder. Find out more about this medication, including whether or not it's covered by Medicare and what side effect it might have.

Your doctor may recommend Myrbetriq if you experience an overactive bladder. This prescription drug comes in a 25 mg or 50 mg extended-release tablet to be taken once a day, though your dosage and treatment schedule may vary.

It may help with overactive bladder symptoms such as a strong, uncontrollable urge to urinate, urinary incontinence or frequent urination.

How Much Does Myrbetriq Cost With Medicare?

If you have Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan with drug coverage or a Medicare Part D drug plan, your plan may cover some of the cost of Myrbetriq once you meet your deductible (if your plan has one).

You can compare Medicare drug plans online to find a plan in your area that covers Myrbetriq at a cost you can afford.

You can also get help comparing plans that cover Myrbetriq by calling to speak with a licensed insurance agent

What is Myrbetriq Used For?

The active ingredient in Myrbetriq, mirabegron, interacts with receptors in the bladder. Luckily, Myrbetrq won't make you pee more; your urge to urinate may decrease, and your bladder capacity may expand. It usually takes about 2 months to notice these effects after you begin taking the medication.

You should not crush, break or chew the tablet. You should take it with a full glass of water but don't have to take it with food.

As with any medication, be sure to follow your doctor's and/or pharmacist's instructions on how to take Myrbetriq, including the correct dosage, timing and more.

Does Myrbetriq Cause Side Effects?

Some side effects you may experience with Myrbetriq include constipation, joint pain, back pain, dizziness, mouth dryness and headache.  It can also cause high blood pressure, so you'll need to monitor for this side effect with doctor's appointments if necessary.

You should not take Myrbetriq if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.

Does Overactive Bladder Go Away?

Overactive bladder usually causes chronic symptoms, which means they do not ever fully go away. However, taking medication such as Myrbetriq may help reduce the impact of the condition on your life.

You can do muscle exercises called Kegels to strengthen your pelvic floor, which may also alleviate overactive bladder.

Christian Worstell
About the Author

Christian Worstell is a senior Medicare and health insurance writer with He is also a licensed health insurance agent. Christian is well-known in the insurance industry for the thousands of educational articles he’s written, helping Americans better understand their health insurance and Medicare coverage.

Christian’s work as a Medicare expert has appeared in several top-tier and trade news outlets including Forbes, MarketWatch, WebMD and Yahoo! Finance.

While at HelpAdvisor, Christian has written hundreds of articles that teach Medicare beneficiaries the best practices for navigating Medicare. His articles are read by thousands of older Americans each month. By better understanding their health care coverage, readers may hopefully learn how to limit their out-of-pocket Medicare spending and access quality medical care.

Christian’s passion for his role stems from his desire to make a difference in the senior community. He strongly believes that the more beneficiaries know about their Medicare coverage, the better their overall health and wellness is as a result.

A current resident of Raleigh, Christian is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. You can find Christian’s most recent articles in our blog.

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