EffectivenessIn studies, 37 to 46 percent of people with migraines had no (or mild) pain within two hours of taking frovatriptan tablets, compared to only 21 to 27 percent of people who did not take frovatriptan.
When and How to Take ItSome general considerations to keep in mind when taking frovatriptan include:
- Frovatriptan should be taken by mouth as soon as possible once a migraine starts.
- Swallow frovatriptan tablets whole with a drink of water or other fluids.
- If your headache comes back or does not go away, your healthcare provider may recommend taking a second dose of frovatriptan after waiting at least two hours after the first dose. Let your healthcare provider know if frovatriptan does not work completely after one dose.
- For the medicine to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
Frovatriptan DosingThere is only one dose of frovatriptan. However, your healthcare provider may recommend taking more than one dose (after waiting at least two hours) if your headache does not go away.
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Drug InteractionsFrovatriptan can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Drug Interactions With Frovatriptan for more information).
Overdose With FrovatriptanIn studies, frovatriptan was given in doses of up to 100 mg without causing serious problems. However, if you happen to overdose on frovatriptan, seek medical attention immediately.
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