Frova

(frovatriptan)

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Treats migraine headaches.

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Our bottom line

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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Quick facts about Frova
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (frovatriptan)

Upsides

  • 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

  • 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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How it works

Frova (frovatriptan) is a triptan. It prevents the opening of blood vessels in your brain, which causes migraines.

Quick facts about Frova
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (frovatriptan)

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What to expect when you take Frova (frovatriptan) for Migraine headache

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  • Possible side effects
  • Heart attack and stroke
  • Medication overuse headache
  • Serotonin syndrome
  • Increased blood pressure
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Side effect rates for Frova (frovatriptan)

From 2392 clinical trials of Frova when taken for migraines
  • Dizziness
    8%8%
    5%5%
  • Fatigue
    5%5%
    2%2%
  • Headache
    4%4%
    3%3%
  • Tingling or prickling sensation
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Flushing
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Dry mouth
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Hot or cold sensation
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Muscle pain
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Indigestion
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Chest pain
    2%2%
    1%1%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Frova.

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Risks and Warnings for Frova (frovatriptan)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Heart disease
    • history of chest pain/angina
    • uncontrolled high blood pressure

    People who have heart disease or chest pain shouldn't take Frova (frovatriptan) since it can increase the risk for heart attacks. Talk to your doctor first to see if you can take Frova (frovatriptan).

Pharmacist Q&A

Frova (frovatriptan) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats migraine attacks in adults.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats migraine attacks in adults.

Common concerns from people taking Frova (frovatriptan)

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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.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Frova
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Sleep
  • 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.