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Frova (Frovatriptan)

Known as Migrex in the UK

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription
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Description

FROVA is the brand name for FROVA medication and is used to treat migraine headaches with or without aura. 

FROVA medication is a serotonin agonist and works by binding to serotonin receptors in the blood vessels around the brain. When serotonin receptors are activated in intracranial blood vessels and sensory nerves, the blood vessels constrict, relieving intracranial pressure and decreasing the sensation of pain. FROVA medication also slows the release of inflammatory cytokines, preventing further inflammation.

Directions

The medication is supplied as frovatriptan 2.5 mg oral tablets. It should be taken upon experiencing the first warning symptoms of migraine headaches. Take FROVA medication with a full glass of water. If the first dose does not provide relief, a second dose can be taken 2 hours later. The maximum daily dose of frovatriptan is 7.5 mg.

Tolerance to frovatriptan can build quickly, so the medication should not be taken daily and usage should be spread out as much as possible.

Ingredients

The active ingredient in FROVA is frovatriptan succinate.

Cautions

FROVA medication is CONTRAINDICATED if you have:

  • Cardiac arrhythmias like Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
  • History of cerebral vascular accident (stroke) or transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Ischemic bowel disease
  • Ischemic coronary artery disease (history of heart attack, angina, or vascular ischemia)
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Use of another serotonin agonist (triptan) within 24 hours

You should have a full cardiac workup and history performed before being prescribed FROVA medication.

Do not take frovatriptan more frequently than directed by a physician. Overusing serotonin agonists like frovatriptan can lead to worsening of headaches and drug tolerance.

Frovatriptan can interact with other serotonergic drugs like monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), selective serotonin inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine inhibitors (SNRIs), and others. Excessive serotonin exposure can cause a life-threatening condition called serotonin syndrome, which presents with altered mental status, rapid heart rate, confusion, tremor, loss of muscle coordination, and other autonomic instabilities. Some over-the-counter (OTC) medications can contribute to this interaction by increasing serotonin. Talk to your physician or pharmacist before starting any new medications while taking FROVA medication.

Side Effects

Rare but serious side effects of FROVA medication may include:

  • Arrhythmias
  • Cerebrovascular events
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Medication overuse headache
  • Myocardial ischemia and myocardial infarction
  • Serotonin syndrome
  • Tightness or pressure in the chest, jaw, neck, or throat

The following common side effects occurred in between 1-3% percent of patients compared to placebo in clinical trials:

  • Altered temperature sensations
  • Bone pain
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Dyspepsia
  • Fatigue
  • Flushing
  • Headache
  • Prickling or tingling of the skin

FROVA medication is available with a prescription through Canada Drugs Direct

References

  1. DailyMed. “FROVATRIPTAN package insert.” Nih.gov. Published 2019. Accessed October 22, 2019.
  2. Weatherall MW. “The diagnosis and treatment of chronic migraine.” Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease. 2015;6(3):115-123. doi:10.1177/2040622315579627.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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