FOR HOLLY, IT WAS TIME FOR GEMTESA
Actor and Urovant Sciences Spokesperson Holly Robinson Peete went looking for relief when overactive bladder (OAB) slowed her down.
Holly is a real patient taking GEMTESA, who has been compensated by Urovant Sciences.
Uncontrollable urges to go to the bathroom don’t agree with my busy life.
Holly Robinson Peete, Actor and
Urovant Sciences Spokesperson
[Text on screen] Holly Robinson Peete’s Overactive Bladder Story
Please see Important Safety Information included in this video.
Holly Robinson Peete, Actor and Urovant Sciences Spokesperson
“From family activities, to set call times, to travel plans, life keeps me busy, but my overactive bladder symptoms were getting in the way of my day to day.”
[Text on screen] Holly Robinson Peete is a real patient taking GEMTESA who has been compensated by Urovant Sciences for her participation in this video.
“I noticed I was going to the bathroom a lot”
[Text on screen] Knowing the Signs
“And had a sudden urge to go like, now! I kept having to say “10-1” at work, which is code for having to go to the bathroom.
I thought my nickname was going to be 10-1 because I went so often. I even made special wardrobe requests so I could go to the bathroom easily and quickly.”
[Text on screen] Prep snacks
“I avoided going to the gym and instead worked out at home. With my OAB symptoms, I would always book an aisle seat on a plane trip and make sure I had my incontinence underwear handy.”
[Text on screen] Talking to the Doctor
“I started having symptoms of overactive bladder or OAB several years ago but was diagnosed about a year ago. At first, I thought the symptoms were a part of aging, especially as menopause was honestly kicking my butt at the time. I realized something else was going on because it was this urgent need to go. I finally talked to my doctor about it, and he told me it may be OAB.
He explained to me that OAB symptoms are not necessarily part of aging, and that we should discuss the right plan for my symptoms. Sharing with my doctor felt great because it helped me understand a piece of the puzzle of my overall health. I want people out there to know they don't have to wait. Listen to your body and find help.”
[Text on screen] Finding a Treatment
“My doctor and I discussed my OAB symptoms and treatment options, and that there is a treatment called GEMTESA that may help. I wish I had known sooner.”
[Text on screen] Take GEMTESA
“He told me about GEMTESA”
[Text on screen] Side effects may include headache, common cold symptoms, diarrhea, nausea, urinary tract and upper respiratory tract infection.
Please see additional Important Safety Information at the end of this video.
“And possible side effects, including headache and common cold symptoms. GEMTESA is a prescription medication for the treatment of overactive bladder in adults with symptoms of leakage episodes, urgency, and frequency.”
[Text on screen] Finish packing!
“GEMTESA fits into my daily routine. Going to the bathroom less frequently was the first thing I noticed. With GEMTESA, I'm doing what I love to do”
[Text on screen] Your flight is on time
“With less worrying about being away from my home and the bathroom. I spend less time preparing for my symptoms, and I'm not tied to my bathroom as much.”
[Text on screen] Your car has arrived.
“I'm a mom and a wife, and as a Virgo too, I like to have our schedules and activities in order. Having uncontrollable urges to go to the bathroom doesn't agree with my busy life.
Talk to your doctor and see if GEMTESA may be a good option for you.
You can learn more about OAB and GEMTESA at TimeToGo.com.”
[Text on screen] Visit www.TimeToGo.com for more information.
What is GEMTESA® (vibegron)?
GEMTESA is a prescription medicine for adults used to treat the following symptoms due to a condition called overactive bladder:
- urge urinary incontinence: a strong need to urinate with leaking or wetting accidents
- urgency: the need to urinate right away
- frequency: urinating often
It is not known if GEMTESA is safe and effective in children.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not take GEMTESA if you are allergic to vibegron or any of the ingredients in GEMTESA.
Before you take GEMTESA, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have liver problems; have kidney problems; have trouble emptying your bladder or you have a weak urine stream; take medicines that contain digoxin; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if GEMTESA will harm your unborn baby; talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if GEMTESA passes into your breast milk; talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take GEMTESA).
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
What are the possible side effects of GEMTESA?
GEMTESA may cause serious side effects, including the inability to empty your bladder (urinary retention). GEMTESA may increase your chances of not being able to empty your bladder, especially if you have bladder outlet obstruction or take other medicines for treatment of overactive bladder. Tell your doctor right away if you are unable to empty your bladder.
The most common side effects of GEMTESA include headache, urinary tract infection, nasal congestion, sore throat or runny nose, diarrhea, nausea, and upper respiratory tract infection.
These are not all the possible side effects of GEMTESA. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see full Product Information at www.GEMTESA.com/PI.
My doctor told me that OAB isn’t necessarily a part of aging.
At first, I thought the symptoms were a part of aging, especially as menopause was honestly kicking my butt at the time.
I would tell those living with OAB to listen to what your body is telling you. If you’re dealing with similar symptoms, don’t just brush ‘em off like I did. Listen to your body and find help.”
Could OAB be impacting your daily activities?
Our self-assessment tool can help you review your symptoms and discuss them with your doctor so that a proper diagnosis can be made.
My doctor and I decided that GEMTESA was the right option for me.
I travel all the time. With my symptoms, there was a lot of added stress and worry.
GEMTESA is a prescription medication for the treatment of OAB in adults clinically proven to reduce symptoms of leakage episodes, urgency, and frequency.
I wish I’d known sooner! By proactively managing my OAB symptoms, I’m able to spend more time planning my activities and less time mapping out bathrooms away from home.”
Don't wait, ask your doctor about GEMTESA
GEMTESA has proven to be effective in treating 3 key symptoms of OAB—leakage episodes, urgency, and frequency—in just 12 weeks.
In a clinical study vs placebo (sugar pill)†
The most common side effects of GEMTESA were headache, urinary tract infection, nasal congestion, sore throat or runny nose, diarrhea, nausea, and upper respiratory tract infection
GEMTESA had no clinically significant impact on blood pressure. People taking GEMTESA and those taking placebo had similar rates of hypertension (1.7 vs 1.7, respectively) and increased blood pressure (0.7 vs 0.9, respectively)
Less than 2% of people in the pivotal trial stopped taking GEMTESA because of side effects
†403 people received GEMTESA and 405 people received placebo when measuring daily leakage episodes. 526 people received GEMTESA and 520 people received placebo when measuring bathroom visits per day.