Indications and Dosage Information for Frova®
The recommended dose of Frova is 2.5 mg, the choice of dose should be made on an individual basis, because people tend to vary in their response to the doses consumed.
A second dose can be repeated after two hours if the headache reoccurs.
The max daily dose should not exceed 7.5 mg and Frovatriptan should not be used to treat more than four migraine attacks within 30 days.
Frova like all other drugs may exhibit some side effects, these side effects may range from mild (normally disappear) to severe (stop its use when the severe cases appear). Below is a list of some side affects you may experience with Frova use.
Note: This list may not be complete therefore you should report any new experience or feeling occurring after the use of Frova.
Feeling tired or weak.
Feeling of warmth.
Bone or joint pain
Signs of an allergic reactions such as rash, red, swollen, blistered, hives, itching, wheezing, tightness in the chest, difficulties breathing, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Change in eyesight.
Feeling of heaviness or tightness in the leg muscles.
Serotonin syndrome may occur, the risk of developing serotonin syndrome may increase when it is used with drugs that are used for depression, migraines, or certain other drugs.
Warnings and Precautions
Frova is contraindicated in patients with a history or who are hypersensitive to Frovatriptan or any of the ingredients used in the formulation.
Frova should not be used in patients with basilar or hemiplegic migraine.
Frova should not be used within 24 hours of using other triptans (drugs in the same category).
Do not use Frova in patients that have uncontrolled hypertension.
Do not use Frova in patients with peripheral vascular diseases.
Do not use Frova in patient’s stroke or any ischemic attacks.
The use of Frova has been associated with an increased risk of Myocardial Infarction and other Cardiac Events, pressure in the chest sensations of pain, tightness, throat, neck, and jaw.
Frova should be used with caution in patients with a hepatic and renal impairments.
Frova should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hypersensitivity to sulfonamides.
The use of Frova has been associated with increase blood pressure, use with caution.
Development of serotonin syndrome may develop.
Taking Frova with certain drugs can either potentiate their effects in the body or nullify them, it may affect the manner in which these drugs work or vice versa. Therefore you should know the medicines you take and always remember to tell your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you are prescribed new medicine. Below are examples of medicines that may interact Frova when used together: