What is Frovatriptan?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Frova

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Frovatriptan is an antimigraine agent. It is used for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 39 15
Migraine 16 4
Headaches 3 2
Atypical migraine 1 0
Prevent migraine 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 4
Mild 6
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Frovatriptan

Side effect Patients
Sleepiness 3
Acid reflux 1
Burning sensation in face 1
Difficulty waking up 1
Dizziness upon standing 1
Drowsiness 1

Show all 16 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Frovatriptan

Dosage Patients
2.5mg as needed 6
2.5 mg twice daily 3
2 2.5mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Frovatriptan

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Other 5
Doctor's advice 3
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 15 patients who've stopped taking Frovatriptan

Duration

Currently taking Frovatriptan

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Frovatriptan

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 3
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 17
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 1
< $25 3
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Frovatriptan after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 4
Rizatriptan (Maxalt) 1

Patients stopped taking Frovatriptan and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 2
Butalbital-acetaminophen-caffeine (Fioricet) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Frovatriptan

May 22, 2012 (Started Mar 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (acid reflux)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Make sure to eat asap after taking if you suffer from acid reflux while taking this medication.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 25, 2009 (Started Jul 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: take as prescribed

May 11, 2009 (Started Jul 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 4, 2008 (Started Mar 30, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My doctor wrote a medical exception letter when I needed more pills than my insurance would cover for a one month supply.

  • 0 helpful marks
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