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General Information on Frovatriptan

Generic Name : Frovatriptan

Pronunciation : FRO va trip tin

Latest prescription information about Frovatriptan. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y51 | Therapeutic Classification : Antimigraine Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Frovatriptan

International- Frova.

Why is Frovatriptan Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a serotonin 5-HT1 receptor agonist ("triptan"), indicated for treatment of acute migraine in adults.  It works by narrowing the blood vessels in the brain.

When should Frovatriptan not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Do not use in patients with heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, severe liver or kidney impairment, migraine, paralysis and cluster headache within 24 hours after the use of ergotamine derivative.

What is the dosage of Frovatriptan?

PO- The recommended dose is 2.5 mg, as single dose, taken orally with fluids.

How should Frovatriptan be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Frovatriptan?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver or kidney impairment, stroke, diabetes, high cholesterol level, children, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may significantly increase blood pressure. Monitor blood pressure level regularly

Patient may develop with increased risk of Serotonin Syndrome with the following symptoms: increased heart rate, shivering, sweating, dilated pupils,etc . If it is so consult with your healthcare provider.

What are the side effects of Frovatriptan?

  Most Common: Dizziness, tingling, headache, dry mouth, fatigue, flushing, hot or cold sensation and chest pain.
  Body as a whole : Pain, weakness, chills, fever and uneasiness.
  Central nervous system : Bad sensation, migraine aggravation, vertigo and speech disorder.
  Gastrointestinal : Vomiting, increased salivation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, difficulty in swallowing, flatulence, constipation and loss of appetite.
  Psychiatric: Sleeplessness, anxiety, confusion, nervousness, agitation, impaired concentration, depression, emotional instability, amnesia and abnormal thinking.
  Musculoskeletal : Muscle/joint/back pain, leg cramps, muscle weakness and involuntary muscle contraction.
  Respiratory : Inflammation of sinuses and nose, pharynx, larynx and difficulty in breathing.
  Eye : Abnormal vision, eye pain and inflammation of conjunctiva.
  Skin : Increased sweating, itching and blisters.
  ENT : Ringing in the ear, ear ache and taste perversion.
  Heart : Palpitation, fast heart rate and abnormal ECG.
  Metabolic : Thirst and dehydration.
  Genitourinary : Increased urinary frequency.
  Blood : Nosebleed.

What are the other precautions for Frovatriptan?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Frovatriptan?

Store it at controlled room temperature 25°C, and in an airtight container.

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Is Frovatriptan Succinate 2.5mg drug avaialeble in India? If YES, then under what trade name and its manufactures? Please help with this information.

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