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Frova (Frovatriptan Succinate)
Frovatriptan Succinate General Information
Frova (Frovatriptan Succinate) is used for the treatment of migraines. It is a recurring type of headache. It causes moderate to severe pain that is pulsing or throbbing. This medication helps to relieve pain and headache. It also helps relieve migraine symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, and sensitivity to light.
Quick treatment helps you return to your normal routine. It may also decrease your need for other pain medications.
How does Frova (Frovatriptan Succinate) work?
Frova (Frovatriptan Succinate) works by binding with some receptors on blood vessels in the brain. It narrows the blood vessels in the brainstem. It affects a certain natural substance or called serotonin. It may also affect certain nerves in the brain to relieve the pain.
Why use Frova (Frovatriptan Succinate)?
Frova (Frovatriptan Succinate) belongs to the class of medications called triptans. It contains Frovatriptan Succinate as an active ingredient. It comes as a tablet for oral administration. Each tablet has 3.91 mg which is equivalent to 2.5 mg of Frovatriptan Succinate. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication.
How to use Frova (Frovatriptan Succinate)?
The recommended dosage is based on your medical condition and response. Don’t forget to take it at the same time every day. It is important to take it exactly as it is prescribed.
It is usually taken at the first sign of a migraine. It is to be taken by mouth as directed by your doctor. You may take each dose with or without food. It may work faster when it is taken on an empty stomach. Do not take it more than the prescribed dosage.
What are the side-effects of Frova (Frovatriptan Succinate)?
Common side effects:
- Stomach upset
- Bone or joint pain
- Mild headache (not a migraine)
- Tired feeling
- Flushing (redness, warmth, or tingling under the skin)
- Jaw, chest, or neck tightness
- Feeling too cold or too warm
If these side effects continue or get worse, call your doctor right away.
Warnings and Precautions
- Do not share this with others who have the same symptoms as yours.
- Tell your doctor if you have any current medications.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women, talk with your doctor first.
- If your condition does not improve, call your doctor right away.
- Keep this far from the reach of children.