Compare Fiorinal vs. Frova

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Fiorinal
(butalbital / aspirin / caffeine)

Frova
(frovatriptan)

Coming soon.Treats migraine headaches. Triptans are the first-choice to treat migraines. Frova (frovatriptan) works just as well as other triptans for migraines, but doesn't work for other types of headaches like cluster headaches.
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Best available price for 30 (50mg/325mg/40mg) capsules of fiorinal
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Best available price for 9 (9 tablets of 2.5mg) dose packs of frova
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Side effects
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We haven’t found good data for Fiorinal side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Fiorinal »
  • Dizziness 3%
  • Fatigue 3%
  • Headache 1%
  • Tingling or prickling sensation 2%
  • Flushing 2%
  • Dry mouth 2%
  • Hot or cold sensation 1%
  • Muscle pain 1%
  • Indigestion 1%
  • Chest pain 1%
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How it works
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Coming soon.Frova (frovatriptan) is a triptan. It prevents the opening of blood vessels in your brain, which causes migraines.
Type of medication
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Prescription only
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
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  • Tension Type Headache
Risk factors for serious side effects
FiorinalFrova
    Coming soon.
    • Heart disease
    • history of chest pain/angina
    • uncontrolled high blood pressure
    • History of a stroke
    • Using Frova (frovatriptan) for more than 2 to 3 days a week or 10 days a month
    Detailed Frova (frovatriptan) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Sleep
    FiorinalFrova
    No sleep related info.
    • Frova (frovatriptan) can make you dizzy or sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
    Upsides and benefits
    FiorinalFrova
    Coming soon
    • Frova (frovatriptan) is available in generic.
    • Unlike other similar medicines, you can take up to 3 tablets of Frova (frovatriptan) every 24 hours.
    • Frova (frovatriptan) is first choice of medicines for treatment of migraine headaches.
    Downsides and risks
    FiorinalFrova
    Coming soon
    • Available as an oral tablet only, which may be difficult to swallow during bad migraine attack.
    • Doesn't prevent migraines.
    • Doesn't work for other types of headaches like cluster headaches.
    • Not recommended for children under 18 years old.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    FiorinalFrova
    Coming soon
    • Doesn't prevent migraines.
    • Use as soon as you feel a migraine starting. You can take another dose 2 hours later, but don't take more than 3 tablets in 24 hours.
    • Don't use it excessively since it can cause you to have more headaches. Talk to your doctor if you are having more than 4 migraines in a month.
    • Frova (frovatriptan) can make you dizzy or sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
    • Frova (frovatriptan) can cause nausea or tightness in the chest or throat. Talk to your doctor if it bothers you.
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