Side Effects of Frova
The most common side effects of Frova include dizziness, fatigue, and headaches. However, most people tolerate Frova well. When Frova side effects do occur, in many cases they are minor and may easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, there are some more serious side effects of Frova that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, including hallucinations, difficulty walking, or confusion.
Side Effects of Frova: An IntroductionAs with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Frova® (frovatriptan succinate). However, not everyone who takes Frova will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well. When people do develop Frova side effects, in most cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Frova. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Frova side effects with you.)
Common Frova Side EffectsFrova has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, the most common Frova side effects include:
- Dizziness -- occurring in up to 8 percent of people
- Fatigue -- in up to 5 percent
- Headaches -- in up to 4 percent
- Abnormal sensations, such as tingling, burning, or pricking (paresthesia) -- in up to 4 percent
- Flushing (redness of the skin, especially the face) -- in up to 4 percent
- Dry mouth -- in up to 3 percent
- Hot or cold sensations -- in up to 3 percent
- Bone pain -- in up to 3 percent
- Upset stomach or heartburn -- in up to 2 percent
- Chest pain -- in up to 2 percent.
Although the exact percentages were not reported in some of the studies, the following were also reported as common side effects of Frova (occurring in more than 1 percent of people taking the medication):
- Unpleasant sensations
- Dulled senses
- Abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
- A sinus infection or runny or irritated nose
- Vision changes
- Increased sweating
- Ringing of the ears
- Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (palpitations).