Frova Frovatriptan Succinate and/or alternatives
Frovatriptan Succinate 2.5mgGeneric Alternative to Frova 2.5mg
Manufacturer: A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
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Description of Frova
Frovatriptan Succinate is the generic name of Frova and it is available in the form of tablets. Each Frova tablet contains inactive ingredients like microcrystalline cellulose NF, lactose NF, sodium starch glycolate NF, colloidal silicon dioxide NF, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose USP, magnesium stearate NF, triacetin USP, polyethylene glycol 3000 USP, and titanium dioxide USP. You can buy Frova tablets if it has been prescribed to you.
Indications & Dosage of Frova
Frova is prescribed for the treatment of acute migraine attacks in adults. It is considered to be a 5-HT receptor agonist that acts on intracranial and extracerebral arteries and causes excessive dilation of the arteries and thus prevents migraine attacks. It is also intravenously administered to cats and dogs.
Frovatriptan succinate is available in the form of 2.5 mg tablets. The recommended starting dose is a single Frova 2.5 mg tablet once a day. It needs to be taken orally with water or any other fluids like apple juice or orange juice. If there is a recurrence of headache after the initial relief period, another Frova 2.5 mg tablet can be taken orally. The maximum recommended dosage should not exceed 3 Frova 2.5 mg tablets in a day. Frova is available in blister packs of 9 tablets and should be stored at room temperature (25°C).
Side Effects & Interactions of Frova
Administration of Frova can lead to mild or moderate side effects with clearly visible symptoms. Some of the most common side effects include:
- Dizziness and drowsiness
- Dry throat and mouth
- Weakness, tiredness, and fatigue
- Cold or hot sensations
- Numbness in the legs and arms
- Tingling sensation in the hands, arms, and feet
- Changes in vision
- Slurry speech
- Mood changes including agitation
- Blue-colored toes or fingers
There are some adverse effects of Frova and if you see the following symptoms, discontinue the treatment and inform your doctor.
- Coronary artery vasospasm
- Myocardial infarction
- Transient myocardial ischemia
- Ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia
- Frequent dysesthesia and hypoesthesia
- Aggravated migraine and hyperesthesia
- Tremors and involuntary muscle contractions
- Tongue paralysis, hypotonia, hypertonia, and abnormal reflexes
- Gastroesophageal reflux and eructation
- Back pain, myalgia, arthrosis, and arthralgia
Frova is known to interact with other drugs like 5-hydroxytryptophan, almotriptan, phenobarbital, belladonna, ergotamine, bromocriptine, citalopram, desvenlafaxine, and trazodone.
Warnings & Precautions of Frova
If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before you buy Frova. The administration of Frova in pregnant women can be harmful. If you are planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding, you should inform your doctor beforehand.
You need to discuss your medical history with the doctor prior to beginning Frova treatment. Inform him/her if you have the following :
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
- If you suffer from basilar or hemiplegic migraine
- If you have blood flow problems
- If you have a history of stroke
- If you are allergic to any active or inactive ingredient in Frova
- If you have diabetes or high cholesterol
It is not advisable to take Frova if you have used similar drugs like naratriptan, sumatriptan, or eletriptan hydrobromide in the last 24 hours.