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Frova (Frovatriptan)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Frova2.5 mg

Generic Equivalent of Frova

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Frovatriptan2.5 mg
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Is A Prescription Required To Have Frova?

A Prescription is required to acquire Frova from licensed online pharmacies.

What Is the Drug Frova Used for?

Frova is prescribed by doctor for the treatment of migraine headaches in adults including other migraine symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound.

How Does Frova Work?

Frova (Frovatriptan Succinate) belongs to the class of drugs called 5-HT1 agonists. Migraine is caused because of widening of blood vessels in head. The active ingredient in the drug, frovatriptan succinate helps in narrowing the vessels thus relieving the pain and other symptoms of migraine. Frova helps to provide relief from migraine attacks but it does not prevent or reduce the number of attacks.

How Is Frova Supplied and Stored?

Frova is distributed by Teva Canada Limited for the migraine treatment. The drug is available in 2.5 mg dosage in blister cards of 7 tablets, 1 blister card per carton.

Frova should be stored at a controlled room temperature of 25 °C with excursions permitted to 15-30 °C. It should be protected from moisture. The packaging should be kept in a safe place out of reach of children as it may be harmful to them.

Is There A Generic Version of Frova?

A generic equivalent of Frova is available as Frovatriptan Succinate in 2.5 mg dosage. It will be our privilege to offer you the branded as well as generic version of Frova from Canada manufactured by Paladin.

Is Frova a Controlled Substance?

Frova belongs to the class of anti-migraine drugs. However, Frova 2.5 mg is not a controlled substance under the Control Substance Act.

Are Imitrex And Frova the Same?

Both Imitrex (Sumatriptan) and Frova belong to the class of triptans and are used for prevention of migraine headaches. However, Frova is available in tablet form whereas Imitrex is available in oral and nasal versions.

What Is the Cost of Frova?

Our Canada Wide Pharmacy is pleased to offer you brand Frova at unbeatable prices of $22 per tablet. The generic version of Frova is $16.43 per tablet. The cost for Frova 2.5 mg is around $85 per tablet, depending on the pharmacy you visit. It is important to do price comparisons to identify where to buy and save on your prescription medications.

Can You Take Other Pain Killers With Frova?

If the first dose of Frova does not help in relieving migraine, it is okay to take other pain killers like aspirin, paracetamol or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen. However, you should not take other anti-migraine medicines like ergotamine, dihydroergotamine within 24 hours of taking Frova.

How Is Frova Taken?

Frova tablet is to be taken with fluid for a migraine attack exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If the headache is not relieved by the first dose, do not take second dose without consulting your health care professional. Do not take more than 2 doses of Frova in a day. In case your condition worsens, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

How is Frova Metabolized in Body?

Frova (frovatriptan) is metabolized in liver and has a half-life of approximately 26 hours.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Frova?

Like all other medications, Frova can also cause other side effects. Most common side effects of Frova include dizziness, fatigue, headaches (other than a migraine headache), and feelings of tingling. In case of dizziness, you should take extra caution not to drive r operate any machinery. Some less common side effects of Frova are flushing, feeling hot or cold suddenly, and dryness in mouth, dyspepsia, skeletal pain and impairment of touching sensation. In case you experience any of the above symptoms, tell your health care professional. Very rarely, Frova can lead to increased blood pressure, heart problems or stroke. If you develop pain, heaviness, or pressure in chest, throat, jaw or neck you should contact your health care provider right away. Also inform your doctor in case of any itching or development of rashes.

When Should You Not Take Frova?

Do not take Frova if you:
  • Have headaches due to reasons other than migraine
  • Have high and uncontrolled blood pressure
  • Have heart disease, irregular heart beat and angina
  • Had a stroke or transient ischemic attacks
  • Have circulation problems and Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Have allergic reaction to frovatriptan or any of the ingredients
  • Have severe liver diseases
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Have taken other similar drugs such as sumatriptanan, naratriptan within last 24 hours
  • Have taken ergotamine type medications such as Cafergot, Megralwithin the last 24 hours.
Frova is not recommended for children below 18 years of age. What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before taking Frova? Before taking Frova, you should talk to your doctor if you:
  • Have a history of high blood pressure, chest pain, shortness of breath strokes, or heart disease
  • Have risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity
  • Smoke
  • Are postmenopausal or a male above 40 years of age
  • Are planning to take non-prescription drugs or herbal supplements
  • Have any past or present medical issues
  • Have allergies to any kind of medication
  • Have angina or irregular heartbeats
  • Are more than 65 years of age
  • Have liver or kidney diseases
  • Have epilepsy or seizures
  • Experience numbness on one side of body while having a headache
  • Experience headaches different from usual migraine headaches
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Are breast-feeding or planning to do so
  • Are using inadequate contraception
  • Taking propranolol
  • Taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as fluoxetine, or serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) like venlafaxine. Taking these with Frova or other triptans can lead to a life threatening condition such called serotonin syndrome. Its symptoms include restlessness, diarrhea, loss of coordination, hallucinations, nausea, fast heartbeat, vomiting, increased temperature of body, changes in blood pressure and overactive reflexes.
  • If you use Frova too often, your headaches might get worse. In such cases, your doctor might tell you to stop taking Frova.

What Medicines Can Interact With Frova?

It is important to tell your health care professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs. Medicines which interact with Frova include:
  • Anti-depressants such as fluoxetine and venlafaxine
  • Serotonin receptor agonists like sumatriptan, rizatriptan
  • Ergotamine drugs like Cafergot, dihydroergotamine and methysergide

Where Can I Buy Frova Online?

If prescribed by your health care professional, Frova can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Frova Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 604-581-4000 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://www.drugs.com/imprints/e-2-5-13969.html.
2. http://www.tevacanadainnovation.ca/downloads/Frova_PM_EN.pdf.
3. http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/aches-and-pains/a8458/migard-frovatriptan/.
4. https://www.iodine.com/compare/frova-vs-imitrex.
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