Myrbetriq is a brand-name prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat certain bladder problems in adults and some children.
Myrbetriq is approved to treat:
- Neurogenic detrusor overactivity in children ages 3 years and older who weigh at least 35 kilograms (kg).* This condition is caused by a nerve problem that can lead to urinary incontinence, frequency, or urgency.
- Overactive bladder in adults with urinary incontinence, frequency, or urgency. For this use, Myrbetriq may be used alone or in combination with a drug called solifenacin (Vesicare)
The active ingredient in Myrbetriq is mirabegron.
For more information about Myrbetriq’s uses, refer to this article.
* One kg is about 2.2 pounds.
Here are some details about Myrbetriq:
- Drug forms: extended-release tablets or extended-release liquid suspension
- Generic version: not available
Read on to learn about Myrbetriq and its cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, the cost of Myrbetriq can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include:
- your treatment plan
- your insurance coverage
- the pharmacy you use
- whether Myrbetriq has a savings program (see the “Financial and insurance assistance” section below)
To find out what the cost of Myrbetriq will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Note: If you have insurance, your insurance company may require prior authorization before it covers Myrbetriq. This means the company and your doctor will discuss Myrbetriq in regard to your treatment. The insurance company will then determine whether the medication is covered. If a drug requires prior authorization but you start treatment without the prior approval, you could pay the full cost of the medication.
You can ask your insurance company whether Myrbetriq requires prior authorization.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and Myrbetriq.
Does the cost of Myrbetriq vary based on which strength I take, such as 25-mg or 50-mg tablets?
It’s possible. The cost of Myrbetriq 25-milligram (mg) extended-release (ER) tablets versus 50-mg tablets depends on several factors. These include:
- if you have insurance or are paying out of pocket for Myrbetriq
- your individual insurance plan (if you have one)
- the pharmacy you use if you don’t have insurance
- your dosage
- the supply of Myrbetriq (30-day versus 90-day supply)
If you have questions about the cost of Myrbetiq, talk with your doctor or health insurance provider.
How does Myrbetriq’s cost with insurance compare with its cost without insurance?
Myrbetriq may cost more if you don’t have insurance than if you do have insurance.
The cost of Myrbetriq with insurance depends on your individual plan, your dosage, and days’ supply of Myrbetriq. You can check with your plan for details on coverage and cost.
If you don’t have insurance, check with a few pharmacies to compare costs. Prices can vary. Your cost without insurance also depends on your dosage of Myrbetriq.
You can visit the manufacturer’s website to see if you’re eligible for any cost savings for Myrbetriq.
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about the cost of Myrbetriq based on your treatment plan.
What’s the cost of Myrbetriq with Medicare?
The cost of Myrbetriq with Medicare depends on your specific Medicare plan. Not all Medicare plans cover all prescription drugs.
Some Medicare plans may require prior authorization before covering certain medications. Your insurance provider can explain if prior authorization is required. They can also talk with you about the cost of the medication without prior authorization.
If you have questions about the cost of Myrbetriq with Medicare, talk with your pharmacist or call your insurance provider.
Myrbetriq is only available as a brand-name drug. It doesn’t come in a generic version. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication.
Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
WHY ARE COSTS DIFFERENT FOR BRAND-NAME DRUGS VS. GENERIC DRUGS?
Brand-name drugs can be expensive because of the research needed to test their safety and effectiveness. The manufacturer of a brand-name drug can sell it for up to 20 years. When the brand-name drug’s patent expires, multiple manufacturers can create generic versions. This marketplace competition may lead to lower costs for generics. Also, because generics contain the same active ingredients as brand-name drugs, they don’t require the same costly testing.
If you take Myrbetriq long term, you may be able to lower its cost in the following ways.
Getting a 3-month supply
You may be able to get a 90-day supply of Myrbetriq. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Using a mail-order pharmacy
Myrbetriq may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this type of service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to receive your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug via mail order.
If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.
If you need financial support to pay for Myrbetriq, such as discount coupons if you don’t have insurance, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available.
There is no coupon for Myrbetriq, but there are other cost savings programs available to help pay for the drug if you’re eligible.
- A savings card is available for Myrbetriq through the company’s Momentum Program. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, visit the program website.
- Some websites provide details about drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services. Two such websites are:
To learn more about saving money on prescriptions with or without insurance, check out this article.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and Myrbetriq, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to Myrbetriq. They can also give tips on finding the cheapest price. However, if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for Myrbetriq.
Here are some other resources you may find helpful:
- Medicare drug coverage. To learn about Medicare coverage for drugs, see these articles about Medicare prescription drug plans, drug coupons and Medicare, and the Medicare drug list.
- Save money. Explore this article for tips on how to save money on prescriptions.
- More details. For details about other aspects of Myrbetriq, refer to this article.
- Information about your condition. For more information about bladder problems, see our list of urology and nephrology articles.
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