Comparison of efficacy of mirabegron and darifenacin in overactive bladder- a prospective study

Gurpreet Singh Bhangu, Kamal Preet Kaur, Darpan Bansal, Ritansh Bansal


Background: Overactive bladder (OAB) is under reported yet distressing symptoms which can be managed effectively by the drugs available. Aim was to study and compare the efficacy of two drugs, mirabegron and darifenacin in controlling the symptoms of overactive bladder.

Methods: This prospective study included a total of 120 cases of overactive bladder reported at Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar from January 2018 to December 2019. This comparative study was done by giving Mirabegron to first five patients and next five patients were given darifenacin up to 120 patients. The drug treatment with once daily administration of 25 mg mirabegron and 7.5 mg of darifenacin was given for a total of 12 weeks. The signs and symptoms were noted at the beginning of the therapy and then follow up was done at 4, 8, 10 and 12 weeks.

Results: Total 54 out of 60 patients (90%) on miragaberon and 59 of 60 patients (98.33%) on darifenacin were relieved of symptom of increased frequency of micturition. 53 of 60 pateints (88.33%) on miragaberon and 59 of 60 patients (98.33%) on darifenacin were relieved of symptom of decreased average voiding volume. 28 of 60 pateints (46.67 %) on miragaberon showed nocturia as compared to 25 of 60 patients (41.67%) on darifenacin.

Conclusions: It has been concluded that both mirabegron as well as darifenacin are highly efficacious newer treatment options for the management of OAB. Our study found Darifenacin to be relatively more efficacious in the treatment of OAB at a lesser dose and statistically significant differences were observed between the two drugs.



Overactive Bladder, Darifenacin, Mirabegron

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