There are several Frova alternatives to treat migraine headaches. One of these alternatives that has shown to be effective is to make lifestyle changes, such as getting regular exercise, using biofeedback for migraines, and preventing migraine triggers (such as certain foods or stressful situations). Other Frova alternatives can include medications, such as those used to treat migraine headaches that have already started and those used to prevent them from starting.
Alternatives to Frova: An OverviewThere are several alternatives to Frova® (frovatriptan succinate) for the treatment of migraine headaches. These alternatives include lifestyle changes and other migraine medications.
Many people benefit from lifestyle changes to improve migraine headaches. Preventing migraine triggers, such as certain foods or stressful situations, can help improve migraines (see Migraine Diet for more information). Biofeedback for migraines can also be helpful. Regular exercise can also help improve migraine symptoms.
There are basically two types of migraine medications: those used to treat migraine headaches that have already started and those used to prevent them from starting in the first place. Some medications for treating migraines that have already started include:
- Triptans (other migraine medications very similar to Frova), such as:
- Ergot medications, such as:
- Dihydroergotamine (Migranal®)
- Ergotamine (Bellamine S, Cafergot®, Ergomar®)
- Other pain medications, including narcotics or over-the-counter medications for pain.
If migraines occur frequently or are extremely severe, medication for migraine prevention is an option. Some of the medications used to prevent migraines include: