Myrbetriq vs. Detrol

Are Myrbetriq and Detrol the Same Thing?

Myrbetriq (mirabegron) and Detrol (tolterodine tartarate) are used to treat overactive bladder (OAB) with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and urinary frequency.

Myrbetriq and Detrol belong to different drug classes. Myrbetriq is a beta-3 adrenergic agonist and Detrol is an antispasmodic.

Side effects of Myrbetriq and Detrol that are similar include dry mouth, diarrhea, constipation, headache, joint pain, dizziness, blurred vision, or stomach pain or upset.

Side effects of Myrbetriq that are different from Detrol include increased blood pressure, inability to fully empty the bladder (urinary retention), sinus pain, sore throat, bloating, memory issues, tired feeling, and nausea.

Side effects of Detrol that are different from Myrbetriq include dry eyes or drowsiness.

Myrbetriq may interact with metoprolol, desipramine, or digoxin.

Detrol may interact with arsenic trioxide, chloroquine, halofantrine, cyclosporine, droperidol, narcotics, pentamidine, vinblastine, antibiotics, medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, or heart rhythm medicines.

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:

  • increased blood pressure,
  • the inability to fully empty the bladder (urinary retention),
  • sinus pain,
  • dry mouth,
  • sore throat,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • bloating,
  • memory issues,
  • headache,
  • joint pain,
  • dizziness,
  • blurred vision,
  • tired feeling,
  • stomach pain and,
  • nausea.

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

What Are Possible Side Effects of Detrol?

Common side effects of Detrol include:

  • dry mouth
  • dry eyes
  • blurred vision
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain or upset
  • joint pain

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

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.

What is Detrol?

Detrol (tolterodine tartarate) Tablets prescribed for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency.

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What Drugs Interact With Myrbetriq?

Myrbetriq may interact with metoprolol, desipramine, or digoxin.

What Drugs Interact With Detrol?

Detrol may interact with arsenic trioxide, chloroquine, halofantrine, cyclosporine, droperidol, narcotics, pentamidine, vinblastine, antibiotics, medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, or heart rhythm medicines. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. There are no studies of Detrol in pregnant women; therefore, Detrol should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit for the mother justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

How Should Myrbetriq Be Taken?

Myrbetriq is available as a 10 mg tablet and a solution (30 mg per ml) for intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) administration. Myrbetriq solution is administered as a single 15- to 60-mg dose once every 6 hours not to exceed 60 or 120 mg a day. The recommended oral dose is one to two Myrbetriq tablets initially followed by one tablet every 4-6 hours, not to exceed 40 mg daily. Myrbetriq should not be used for more than 5 days.

How Should Detrol Be Taken?

Detrol is available in 1 and 2 mg strength tablets. The initial recommended dose of Detrol Tablets is 2 mg twice daily.

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References

Astellas Pharma US, Inc. Myrbetriq Product Information.
https://www.myrbetriq.com
Pfizer. Detrol/Detrol LA Product Information.
https://www.detrolla.com/

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