Ditropan vs. Myrbetriq

Are Ditropan and Myrbetriq the Same Thing?

Ditropan (oxybutynin chloride) and Myrbetriq (mirabegron) are antispasmodics used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, incontinence (urine leakage), and increased nighttime urination.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Ditropan?

Common side effects of Ditropan include:

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Ditropan including:

  • decreased sexual activity,
  • difficulty urinating,
  • fast or pounding heartbeat,
  • signs of kidney infection (such as burning/painful/frequent urination, lower back pain, fever),
  • mental/mood changes (such as confusion),
  • swelling of arms/legs/ankles/feet,
  • vision problems (including eye pain),
  • seizures, or
  • stomach or intestinal blockage (such as persistent nausea or vomiting, or prolonged constipation).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Myrbetriq?

Common side effects of Myrbetriq include:

  • drowsiness,
  • dizziness,
  • constipation,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • loss of appetite,
  • dry mouth, or
  • warmth or redness under the skin.

Tell your doctor if you have any serious side effects of Myrbetriq including:

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Myrbetriq including

  • fast or pounding heartbeats,
  • pain or burning when you urinate,
  • difficulty urinating,
  • trouble emptying your bladder,
  • or
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache,
  • buzzing in your ears,
  • anxiety,
  • confusion,
  • chest pain,
  • shortness of breath,
  • uneven heartbeats,
  • seizures).

What is Ditropan?

Ditropan (oxybutynin chloride) is an antispasmodic and anticholinergic used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, incontinence (urine leakage), and increased night-time urination. Ditropan is available in generic form.

What is Myrbetriq?

Myrbetriq (mirabegron) is a beta-3 adrenergic agonist used to treat overactive bladder (OAB) with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and urinary frequency.


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What Drugs Interact With Ditropan?

Some products that may adversely interact with Ditropan include other bladder or urinary medications, glycopyrrolate, flecainide, mepenzolate, thioridazine, HIV /AIDS medicine, antibiotics, antifungal medications, atropine, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bronchodilators, irritable bowel medications, or antidepressants. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. Ditropan should be used only when prescribed by your doctor during pregnancy.

What Drugs Interact With Myrbetriq?

Myrbetriq may interact with metoprolol, desipramine, or digoxin.

How Should Ditropan Be Taken?

The usual adult dose of Ditropan is one 5-mg tablet 2-3 times a day. The maximum recommended adult dose is one 5-mg tablet four times a day. The usual pediatric dose is one 5-mg tablet two times a day. The maximum recommended pediatric dose is one 5-mg tablet three times a day. Doses may be adjusted by your doctor.

How Should Myrbetriq Be Taken?

The recommended starting dose of Myrbetriq is 25 mg once daily, with or without food. 25 mg is effective within 8 weeks, though the dose may be increased to 50 mg once daily. Myrbetriq should be swallowed whole and should not be crushed, divided or chewed.


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Medscape. Ditropan Product Information.
Astellas Pharma US, Inc. Myrbetriq Product Information.

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