Compare Frova vs. Axert

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Frova
(frovatriptan)

Axert
(almotriptan)

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.Coming soon.
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Side effects
FrovaAxert
  • 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
FrovaAxert
Frova (frovatriptan) is a triptan. It prevents the opening of blood vessels in your brain, which causes migraines.Coming soon.
Type of medication
FrovaAxert
Prescription only
Available as
FrovaAxert
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
FrovaAxert
  • Migraine Acute
Risk factors for serious side effects
FrovaAxert
  • 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 »
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    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
    FrovaAxert
    • 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.
    No sleep related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    FrovaAxert
    • 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.
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    Downsides and risks
    FrovaAxert
    • 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.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    FrovaAxert
    • 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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