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Frova Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is frovatriptan (Frova)?
- What are the possible side effects of frovatriptan (Frova)?
- What is the most important information I should know about frovatriptan (Frova)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using frovatriptan (Frova)?
- How should I use frovatriptan (Frova)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Frova)?
- What happens if I overdose (Frova)?
- What should I avoid while using frovatriptan (Frova)?
- What other drugs will affect frovatriptan (Frova)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Frova)?
Since frovatriptan is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor promptly if your symptoms do not improve after using frovatriptan.
After taking a frovatriptan tablet, you must wait two (2) hours before taking a second tablet. Do not take more than three (3) frovatriptan tablets in 24 hours.
What happens if I overdose (Frova)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using frovatriptan (Frova)?
Do not take frovatriptan within 24 hours before or after using another migraine headache medicine, including:
- almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT), sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or
- ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), or methylergonovine (Methergine).
Frovatriptan may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect frovatriptan (Frova)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran);
- an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with frovatriptan. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about frovatriptan.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Frova Information
- Frova Drug Interactions Center: frovatriptan oral
- Frova Side Effects Center
- Frova Overview including Precautions
- Frova FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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