Gemtesa (vibegron) is a prescription drug that’s used to treat overactive bladder. The drug comes as an oral tablet. It’s usually taken once per day.
Doctors prescribe Gemtesa for the treatment of overactive bladder in adults with the following symptoms:
Gemtesa belongs to a group of drugs called beta-3 adrenergic agonists. Its active ingredient is vibegron. (An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.)
Gemtesa comes as a tablet that you swallow.
This article describes the dosage of Gemtesa, as well as its strength and how to take it. To learn more about Gemtesa, see this in-depth article.
This section describes the usual dosage of Gemtesa. Keep reading to learn more.
What is Gemtesa’s form?
Gemtesa comes as a tablet that you swallow.
What strength does Gemtesa come in?
Gemtesa comes in one strength: 75 milligrams (mg).
What is the usual dosage of Gemtesa?
The information below describes the common dosage that’s used or recommended. But be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. They’ll determine the best dosage to fit your needs.
Dosage for overactive bladder
The dosage of Gemtesa you’ll take to treat overactive bladder is 75 mg once daily.
Is Gemtesa used long term?
Yes, Gemtesa is usually used as a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that it’s safe and effective for your condition, you’ll likely take it long term.
Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about Gemtesa’s dosage.
When is the best time of day to take Gemtesa?
The best time to take Gemtesa depends on what fits best with your schedule and lifestyle. It works just as well if you take it in the morning, afternoon, or evening.
You’ll take your dose of Gemtesa once per day. Taking it around the same time each day helps keep steady levels of the medication in your body. This helps the medication work most effectively to treat your condition.
If you have questions about the best time to take Gemtesa, talk with your pharmacist or doctor. They may have recommendations based on the timing of your other medications.
How long does it take for Gemtesa to start working?
Gemtesa starts working after your first dose, but it may take a few weeks before you notice your symptoms improving. In studies of the drug, most people saw their symptoms improve after
If you have more questions about how long it might take for your symptoms to improve, talk with your doctor.
You’ll take Gemtesa once per day. You can take it with or without food. Try to take it around the same time each day.
Gemtesa comes as a tablet that you swallow. You may swallow it whole, or you may crush it. If you crush the tablet, you can mix the crushed tablet with a spoon of applesauce and swallow them together. Take a drink of water after consuming the crushed tablet so you’re sure to swallow all of it and not leave any drug in your mouth.
For information on the expiration, storage, and disposal of Gemtesa, see this article.
Accessible drug containers and labels
Some pharmacies provide medication labels that:
- have large print or use braille
- feature a code you can scan with a smartphone to change the text to audio
Your doctor or pharmacist may be able to recommend pharmacies that offer these accessibility features if your current pharmacy doesn’t.
If you have trouble opening medication bottles, let your pharmacist know. They may be able to supply Gemtesa in an easy-open container. They may also have tips to help make it simpler to open the drug’s container.
If you miss a dose of Gemtesa, take it as soon as you remember. But if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip your missed dose and take your next dose at its regularly scheduled time. You should not take two doses of Gemtesa at once. If you’re not sure if you should take a missed dose or skip it, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you need help remembering to take your dose of Gemtesa on time, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or downloading a reminder app on your phone.
Do not take more Gemtesa than your doctor prescribes, as this can lead to harmful effects.
What to do in case you take too much Gemtesa
Call your doctor right away if you think you’ve taken too much Gemtesa. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach America’s Poison Centers or use its online resource. But if you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 (or your local emergency number) or go to the nearest emergency room.
The sections above describe the usual dosage provided by the drug’s manufacturer. If your doctor recommends Gemtesa for you, they’ll prescribe the dosage that’s right for you.
Remember, you should not change your dosage of Gemtesa without your doctor’s recommendation. Only take Gemtesa exactly as prescribed. Talk with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your current dosage.
Here are some examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor:
- Will I need a lower dosage of Gemtesa if I have liver problems?
- Can I take half a dose of Gemtesa if I have side effects with the full dose?
- How does the dosing schedule of Gemtesa compare to the dosing schedule of Myrbetriq (mirabegron)?
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