Before taking Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood circulation problems (for example, in your legs, arms/hands, or stomach), certain types of headaches (hemiplegic or basilar migraine), heart problems (such as chest pain, irregular heartbeat, previous heart attack), liver disease, seizure, stroke or "mini-stroke" (transient ischemic attack).
Certain conditions can increase your risk for heart problems. Tell your doctor if you have any of these conditions, including: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history of heart disease, overweight, smoker, postmenopausal (women), age more than 40 years (men).
Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
The risk of heart disease and high blood pressure increases with age. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg, especially increased blood pressure and heart problems.
During pregnancy, Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg is used to treat migraines. It helps to relieve headache, pain, and other migraine symptoms (including nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light/sound). Prompt treatment helps you return to your normal routine and may decrease your need for other pain medications. Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg belongs to a class of drugs known as triptans. It affects a certain natural substance (serotonin) that causes narrowing of blood vessels in the brain. It may also relieve pain by affecting certain nerves in the brain.
Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg does not prevent future migraines or lessen how often you get migraine attacks.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg by mouth as directed by your doctor, at the first sign of a migraine. It may be taken with or without food, but may work faster when it is taken on an empty stomach. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. If there is no improvement in your symptoms, do not take more doses of Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg before talking to your doctor.
If your symptoms are only partly relieved or if your headache comes back, the U.S. manufacturer recommends that you may take another dose after 2 hours, up to a maximum of 3 doses (7.5 milligrams) in a 24-hour period. The Canadian manufacturer recommends that you may take another dose after 4 hours, up to a maximum of 2 doses (5 milligrams) in a 24-hour period. Carefully follow your doctor's directions for using Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg.
If you have a higher risk for heart problems (see Precautions), your doctor may perform a heart exam before you start taking Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg. He/she may also direct you to take your first dose of Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg in the office/clinic to monitor for serious side effects (such as chest pain). Talk to your doctor for details.
Overuse of drugs to treat sudden migraine attacks can sometimes lead to worsening of headache (medication overuse headache) or rebound headache. Therefore, do not use Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg more often or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if you need to use Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg more often, if the medication is not working as well, or if you have more frequent or worse headaches. Your doctor may need to change your medication and/or add another medication to help prevent headaches.
Flushing, feelings of tingling/numbness/prickling/heat, tiredness, dry mouth, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: blue fingers/toes/nails, cold hands/feet, hearing changes, mental/mood changes.
Chest/jaw/neck tightness can commonly occur soon after using Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg. Only rarely are these signs of a serious condition. However, you may not be able to tell it apart from a serious reaction due to a lack of blood flow to the heart, brain, or other parts of the body. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: chest pain, jaw/left arm pain, fainting, fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, vision changes, weakness on one side of the body, confusion, slurred speech, sudden or severe stomach/abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, change in the amount of urine.
Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg may increase serotonin and rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome/toxicity. The risk increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin, so tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take (see Drug Interactions section). Get medical help right away if you develop some of the following symptoms: fast heartbeat, hallucinations, loss of coordination, severe dizziness, severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, twitching muscles, unexplained fever, unusual agitation/restlessness.
A very serious allergic reaction to Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
The risk of serotonin syndrome/toxicity increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin. Examples include street drugs such as MDMA/"ecstasy," St. John's wort, certain antidepressants (including SSRIs such as fluoxetine/paroxetine, SNRIs such as duloxetine/venlafaxine), among others. The risk of serotonin syndrome/toxicity may be more likely when you start or increase the dose of these drugs.
If you also take any ergotamine medication (such as dihydroergotamine or methysergide) or other "triptan" drugs (such as zolmitriptan, rizatriptan), you will need to separate your Migrex (Frovatriptan) 2.5mg dose at least 24 hours apart from your dose of these other medications to lessen the chance of serious side effects.