Frova (Frovatriptan)

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Frovatriptan 2.5mg

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Frova 2.5mg

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Manufactured by: A. Menarini Farmaceutica
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Frova (Frovatriptan) Dosage and Side Effects

FROVA is used to treat migraine headaches.

Proper Use of this medication

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Overuse of migraine headache medicine can actually make your headaches worse.

Take FROVA as soon as you notice headache symptoms, or after an attack has already begun.

Your doctor may want to give your first dose of this medicine in a hospital or clinic setting to see if you have any serious side effects.

Take one FROVA tablet whole with a full glass of water.

After taking a tablet: If your headache does not completely go away, or goes away and comes back, take a second tablet two (2) hours after the first. Do not take more than three (3) FROVA tablets in 24 hours. If your symptoms have not improved, contact your doctor before taking any more tablets.

Contact your doctor if you have more than four headaches in one month (30 days).

If you use FROVA long-term, your doctor may want to check your heart function using an electrocardiograph or ECG (sometimes called an EKG), a machine that measures electrical activity of the heart. This will help your doctor determine if it is still safe for you to use this medication. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line.

Since FROVA is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor promptly if your symptoms do not improve after using FROVA.

After taking a FROVA tablet, you must wait two (2) hours before taking a second tablet. Do not take more than three (3) FROVA tablets in 24 hours.

Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using FROVA and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • feeling of pain or tightness in your jaw, neck, or throat;

  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;

  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;

  • sudden severe headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;

  • sudden and severe stomach pain and bloody diarrhea;

  • numbness or tingling and a pale or blue-colored appearance in your fingers or toes; or

  • (if you are also taking an antidepressant) -- agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild headache (not a migraine);

  • feeling too warm or too cold;

  • dry mouth, upset stomach;

  • bone or joint pain;

  • pressure or heavy feeling in any part of your body;

  • dizziness, drowsiness, tired feeling; or

  • warmth, redness, or mild tingling under your skin.

Warnings and Precautions

You should not take this medication if you are allergic to FROVA, if you have any history of heart disease, or if you have coronary heart disease, angina, blood circulation problems, lack of blood supply to the heart, uncontrolled high blood pressure, ischemic bowel disease, a history of a heart attack or stroke, or if your headache seems to be different from your usual migraine headaches.

Do not take FROVA within 24 hours before or after using another migraine headache medicine, including almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet), zolmitriptan (Zomig), or ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), or methylergonovine (Methergine).

Before taking FROVA, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, high blood pressure, a heart rhythm disorder, or coronary heart disease (or risk factors such as diabetes, menopause, smoking, being overweight, having high cholesterol, having a family history of coronary artery disease, being older than 40 and a man, or being a woman who has had a hysterectomy).

Also tell your doctor if you are also taking an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor).

FROVA will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks.

After taking a FROVA tablet, you must wait two (2) hours before taking a second tablet. Do not take more than three (3) FROVA tablets in 24 hours.

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to FROVA, or if you have:

  • coronary heart disease, angina (chest pain), blood circulation problems, lack of blood supply to the heart;

  • a history of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke, including "mini-stroke";

  • severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure;

  • ischemic bowel disease; or

  • a headache that seems different from your usual migraine headaches.

To make sure you can safely take FROVA, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • liver disease;

  • kidney disease;

  • high blood pressure, a heart rhythm disorder; or

  • coronary heart disease (or risk factors such as diabetes, menopause, smoking, being overweight, having high cholesterol, having a family history of coronary artery disease, being older than 40 and a man, or being a woman who has had a hysterectomy).

It is not known whether FROVA will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

It is not known whether FROVA passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give this medicine to anyone under 18 years old.

Interactions with this medication

Do not take FROVA within 24 hours before or after using another migraine headache medicine, including:

  • almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT), sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or

  • ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), or methylergonovine (Methergine).

FROVA may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran);

  • an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with FROVA. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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