Directory of Drugs: Frovatriptan - Frova
FDA ALERT [7/2006] – Possible Life-Threatening Threatening Serotonin Syndrome When Used With SSRI or SNRI Medicines
Serotonin syndrome may be more likely to occur when starting or increasing the dose of a triptan, SSRI, or SNRI. This information comes from reports sent to FDA and knowledge of how these medicines work. If you take medicines for depression or mood disorders, ask your healthcare professional if your medicine is an SSRI or SNRI.
Frova is used for the short term treatment of most types of migraine attacks in adults. Frova is not used to prevent migraines, or to decrease the number of migraine attacks. Frova has not been shown to treat cluster headaches.
Who Should Not Take Frova?
You should not take Frova if you have (or have had) any of following conditions:
What are The Risks?
The following are the major potential risks and side effects of Frova therapy. However, this list is not complete.
Other side effects may include:
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Professional?
Before you start taking Frova, tell your healthcare professional if you:
Can Other Medicines Or Food Affect Frova?
Frova and certain other medicines can interact with each other. Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may affect how Frova works or Frova may affect how your other medicines work. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.
Especially tell your healthcare professional if you:
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