Patient prescribing information
PATIENT INFORMATION ABOUT
FROVA® (frovatriptan succinate) Tablets
Read this information before you start taking FROVA (FRO-va).
(olanzapine/fluoxetine), ZOLOFT® (sertraline), and fluvoxamine.
Also, read the information each time you renew your prescription,
Common SNRIs are CYMBALTA® (duloxetine) and EFFEXOR®
in case anything has changed. This leaflet does not contain all of
the information about FROVA. For further information or advice
ask your doctor or pharmacist. You and your doctor should discuss
These medicines may affect how FROVA works, or FROVA may
FROVA before you start taking the medicine and at regular
How should you take FROVA?
What is FROVA?
Take one FROVA tablet anytime after the start of your migraine
FROVA is a prescription medicine used to treat migraine attacks in
headache. If your headache comes back after your first dose, you
adults. It is in the class of drugs called selective serotonin
may take a second tablet after two (2) hours. Do not take more
than three (3) FROVA tablets in a 24-hour period.
FROVA should only be taken for a migraine headache. Do not use
If you take too much medicine, contact your doctor, hospital
FROVA to treat headaches that might be caused by other
emergency department, or poison control center right away.
conditions. Tell your doctor about your symptoms. Your doctor will
decide if you have migraine headaches and if FROVA is for you.
What are the common side effects of FROVA?
There is more information about migraine at the end of this
The most common side effects associated with use of FROVA are:
Who should not take FROVA?
• headache (other than a migraine headache)
• have uncontrolled high blood pressure
• have heart disease or a history of heart disease
• have hemiplegic or basilar migraine (if you are not sure about
• skeletal pain (pain in joints or bones)
• have circulation (blood flow) problems
• have taken a similar drug (a serotonin receptor agonist) in the
Tell your doctor about any symptoms that you develop while
last 24 hours. These include sumatriptan (IMITREX®),
taking FROVA. If you feel dizziness or fatigue, take extra care or
naratriptan (AMERGE™), zolmitriptan (ZOMIG™), rizatriptan
(MAXALT™), eletriptan hydrobromide (RELPAX®), or almotriptan
In very rare cases, patients taking this class of medicines
• have taken ergotamine type medicines in the last 24 hours.
experience serious heart problems, stroke, or increased blood
These include BELLERGAL®, CAFERGOT®, ERGOMAR®,
pressure. If you develop pain, tightness, heaviness, or pressure in
your chest, throat, neck, or jaw, contact your doctor right away.
• have any allergic reaction to the tablet
Also contact your doctor right away if you develop a rash or
What you should tell your doctor before and during
itching after taking FROVA. You may be allergic to this medicine.
treatment with FROVA?
What is a migraine and how does it differ from other
To help your doctor decide if FROVA is right for you, tell your
• are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant
Migraine is an intense, throbbing headache that often affects one
• are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed
side of the head. It often includes nausea, vomiting, and
• have any history of chest pain, shortness of breath, or
sensitivity to light and sound. The pain and symptoms from a
migraine headache may be worse than the pain and symptoms of
• have any risk factors for heart disease, including
a common headache. Migraine headaches usually last for hours or
Some people have problems with vision (an aura) before they get
a migraine headache. These include flashing lights, wavy lines,
Only your doctor can determine that your headache is a migraine
headache, so it is important that you discuss all of your symptoms
• are taking any other medicines, including prescription and non-
prescription medicines, and herbal supplements
• have any past or present medical problems
LEXAPRO® / CELEXA® are registered trademarks of Forest
• have previous allergies to any medicine
PAXIL® is a registered trademark of GlaxoSmithKline.
PROZAC® / SARAFEM® / SYMBYAX® / CYMBALTA® are registered
• selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin
ZOLOFT® is a registered trademark of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), two types of drugs
EFFEXO R® is a registered trademark of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
for depression or other disorders. Common SSRIs are CELEXA®
FROVA is a registered trademark of Vernalis Development Limited.
(citalopram HBr), LEXAPRO® (escitalopram oxalate), PAXIL® (paroxetine), PROZAC®/SARAFEM® (fluoxetine), SYMBYAX®
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