Efficacy and Tolerability of Mirabegron Compared with Antimuscarinic Monotherapy or Combination Therapies for Overactive Bladder: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis

Efficacy and Tolerability of Mirabegron Compared with Antimuscarinic Monotherapy or Combination Therapies for Overactive Bladder: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis

2018 Eur Urol

Kelleher, C. | Hakimi, Z. | Zur, R. | Siddiqui, E. | Maman, K. | Aballea, S. | Nazir, J. | Chapple, C. | Volume: 74, Issue: 3, Pages: 324-333, Acetanilides/adverse effects/*therapeutic use, Adrenergic beta-3 Receptor Agonists/adverse effects/*therapeutic use, Drug Therapy, Combination, Humans, Muscarinic Antagonists/adverse effects/*therapeutic use, Recovery of Function, Thiazoles/adverse effects/*therapeutic use, Treatment Outcome, Urinary Bladder/*drug effects/physiopathology, Urinary Bladder, Overactive/diagnosis/*drug therapy/physiopathology, Urodynamics/*drug effects, Urological Agents/adverse effects/*therapeutic use, *Antimuscarinics, *Combination therapy, *Efficacy, *Mirabegron, *Network meta-analysis, *Overactive bladder, *Systematic literature review, *Tolerability,

BACKGROUND: Mirabegron is an established treatment alternative to antimuscarinic therapy for patients with overactive bladder (OAB), as shown by efficacy and tolerability data from phase III trials. OBJECTIVE: To assess efficacy and tolerability of mirabegron 50mg versus antimuscarinic monotherapies and combination therapies. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Systematic literature review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (2000-2017) assessing eligible treatments for OAB. OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Efficacy assessments included micturition frequency, urgency urinary incontinence, dry rate, and 50% reduction in incontinence. Tolerability assessments included dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, and hypertension. RESULTS AND LIMITATIONS: A total of 64 studies (n=46 666) were included in the network meta-analysis. Mirabegron 50mg was significantly more efficacious than placebo for all efficacy endpoints. Comparable overall efficacy was observed for mirabegron 50mg versus most active treatments, but solifenacin 10mg monotherapy and solifenacin 5mg plus mirabegron 25 or 50mg in combination were more efficacious for some/all outcomes. Mirabegron 50mg was significantly better tolerated regarding dry mouth, constipation, and urinary retention than 21/22, 9/20, and 7/10 active comparators, respectively; similar overall tolerability was observed between mirabegron 50mg and all treatments (including placebo) for the remaining endpoints. Limitations of the study included between-trial variations in the definition of certain endpoints and heterogeneity of the available data (eg, number of studies and patients assessed) for comparator treatments across different endpoints. CONCLUSIONS: The relief of key OAB symptoms produced by mirabegron 50mg is significantly better than placebo, and similar to a range of common antimuscarinics, with the benefit of significantly fewer bothersome anticholinergic side effects such as dry mouth. Combination treatment of solifenacin 5mg plus mirabegron 25 or 50mg appears to provide an efficacy benefit compared with mirabegron 50mg, with the expected side effects of individual antimuscarinics. PATIENT SUMMARY: This study assessed the efficacy and tolerability of different drug treatments for OAB. Mirabegron 50mg was as effective as antimuscarinic therapy, with fewer common, bothersome side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, and urinary retention. Combination treatment of solifenacin 5mg plus mirabegron 25 or 50mg was more effective than mirabegron 50mg alone, but with more anticholinergic side effects.

https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2018.03.020