Frova and Heart Problems
Recommendations for Frova and Heart ProblemsFor people who have certain heart problems, Frova should not be taken. This includes people with:
- Coronary heart disease (more commonly referred to as just heart disease)
- Stable angina
- Unstable angina
- Variant angina (also known as Prinzmetal's angina).
Frova should also not be taken by people who have a history of a heart attack, stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke").
Frova should be used with caution in people who have possible risk factors for heart disease. In fact, you should be evaluated for heart disease before taking Frova if you have heart disease risk factors, such as:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- A family history of heart disease
- Being male and over the ago of 40
- Being a postmenopausal woman.
If you have any of the above risk factors for heart disease, it is also strongly recommended that you take your first dose of Frova in your healthcare provider's office (in order to monitor your heart).
Finally, for anyone taking Frova, call your healthcare provider or 9-1-1 right away if you have any possible heart attack symptoms (such as chest pain, chest tightness, or shortness of breath).