Medications


Frova Oral Tablet 2.5 mg

Uses

For migraine headaches.

Instructions

Keep the medicine in its original container.

This medicine may be taken with or without food.

Swallow with a full glass (8 oz) of water unless your doctor gives you different instructions.

Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Keep the medicine away from heat and light.

This medicine should be used after a migraine headache starts. It should not be used to prevent a migraine headache.

If your headache improves but does not completely disappear after taking this medicine, you may need a second dose.

If you need to take a second dose, wait at least 2 hours after taking your first dose.

Only swallow one pill at a time.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

This medicine is associated with an increased risk of serious heart problems, heart attack, and stroke. Please speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medicine. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience chest pain or difficulty breathing.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Using this medicine for 10 or more days in a month may make the headaches worse.

If possible, avoid using with marijuana or other medicines that can cause dizziness or drowsiness. These include allergy/cold products, muscle relaxers, sleep aids, and pain relievers.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not take St. John's wort while on this medicine.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have had a heart attack or a stroke within the past year, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • feeling of heat or flushing
  • high blood pressure
  • feeling of numbness or tingling in your hands and feet

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • severe or persistent abdominal pain
  • agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
  • loss of balance
  • chest pain
  • changes in memory, mood, or thinking
  • severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
  • fainting
  • pale, blue or cold fingers, toes or nails
  • hallucinations (unusual thoughts, seeing or hearing things that are not real)
  • hearing loss
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • jaw pain
  • mood changes
  • muscle aches, spasms or abnormal movements
  • tight or rigid muscles
  • restlessness
  • shortness of breath
  • cold, moist skin
  • blood in stool
  • symptoms of stroke (such as one-sided weakness, slurred speech, confusion)
  • blurring or changes of vision

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

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Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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