Frova Precautions and Warnings

Frova can interact with other medicines and health conditions. It’s important to know all of the medicines, dietary supplements, and over-the-counter medicines that are being taken with Frova. Use the migraine journal to keep a list of all medicines to share with your doctor. Only your doctor can prescribe prescription medicines for you. Do not stop taking any medicine without speaking to your doctor.

You should not take Frova if you have:

  • Heart disease
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Hemiplegic migraine (migraine with stroke-like symptoms of extreme muscle weakness and paralysis)
  • Basilar migraine (migraine with throbbing pain at the back of the head)

You should not take Frova if you have a history, symptoms, or signs of poor blood flow to:

  • Your heart, including chest pain, blood vessel spasm, and heart attack
  • Your brain, including stroke and TIA (transient ischemic attack — also called a “mini stroke”)
  • Anywhere else in your body including ischemic bowel disease — lack of blood flow in your intestines

Frova is not recommended for you if you:

  • Currently take an MAO-A inhibitor (a type of antidepressant such as Nardil) or have used one within the last 2 weeks
  • Have taken another migraine medicine containing ergotamine, an ergot-type of medicine (such as Cafergot), or another triptan within the last 24 hours
  • Have severe liver disease
  • Have had an allergic reaction to Frova in the past

The safety and effectiveness of Frova tablets in people under 18 years of age have not been established. That’s why Frova tablets are not recommended for people under age 18.

Frova is not recommended for elderly people because older people are more likely to have:

  • Decreased liver function
  • Higher risk for heart disease
  • Higher blood pressure

 

Frova and Drug Abuse and Dependence

No triptans, as a class of medications, have been associated with drug abuse.

 

Frova and Alcohol:

No information is available about the use of Frova and alcohol.

Remember: Mixing alcohol and medicines puts you at risk for dangerous reactions. Protect yourself by avoiding alcohol if you are taking a medication and don’t know its effect. To learn more about a medicine and whether it will interact with alcohol, talk to your pharmacist or other health care provider.

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010. Click the References Link below for a complete list of references.

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010.
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