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User Reviews for Frovatriptan to treat Migraine

Also known as: Frova

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9.4/10 Average Rating
43 ratings from 44 user reviews

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Reviews for Frovatriptan

itsmevkb · Taken for 10 years or more October 7, 2019

“I have been taking Frovatriptan for almost 20 years. It truly is a miracle drug. At the first hint of a migraine, I take one pill and within two hours my headache is gone. Prior to a generic being available, it was insanely expensive, but I did find out that many insurance companies have a process to lower the cost of non-formulary drugs if your doctor will state that you've tried all the formulary drugs and they don't work for you. Anytime someone tells me that they get migraines I suggest they try Frova. I'm amazed that so many people (and doctors) have never heard of it.”

10 / 10
Grateful in NJ · Taken for 5 to 10 years July 9, 2019

“Frovatriptan (the generic version of Frova) is a fantastic migraine med. I used Frova for years before it became available as a generic after trying numerous other less effective migraine meds. My migraine is usually gone within two hours. Dose lasts more than 24 hours. Even as generic, this is very expensive.”

10 / 10
Jaded79 · Taken for less than 1 month April 9, 2019

“I was just prescribed this drug and didn't even think to check the price before having it filled (my insurance bills my HSA funds). I was floored when I realized it cost over $300! I also found out you can get it cheaper at other places so shop around!!”

Grammie · Taken for 10 years or more September 29, 2018

Frova (frovatriptan): “My life wouldn't be the same without this drug. I have a very responsible and stressful job and FROVA allows me to function with migraines. I've taken it for over 10 years and the sad part is the my insurance only allows 9 pills/month. It is very expensive and I'm worried what I'll do when I retire. My migraines have lessened over the past year but I get them several times a month and have literally tried all drug classes, diet, you name it. I often cut the pill in half and take with excedrin migraine and have this to work within an hour - also a technique to stretch the pills.”

10 / 10
Nira · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 19, 2018

Frova (frovatriptan): “Frova works great for me. Not sure why doctors don't prescribe this as a go-to rather than Imitrex. No jitters, just takes away headache. I take it with Tylenol or Advil because it takes a couple hours to work.”

10 / 10
AlyshaT November 20, 2017

“5 years ago, At 40 a year after colon cancer surgery I got my first migraine. The pain was 10/10, nausea/vomiting, sensitivities to light, sound, etc. They started as hormonal migraines during ovulation and menstruation. Over the last year I only have about 15-20 migraines a month. Just lost my job as s successful leader at a billion dollar software company as a result of missing so much work. Neurologist has had done every test preventive drug and “rescue” drug there is. All failed and felt hopeless. The original Frova was a lifesaver. My quality of life came back! I believe the generic version of Frova my Insurance now covers has some different ingredients or perhaps I’ve grown tolerant. Not sure how because I only get 9 a month”

7 / 10
Daily Rebounds Stopped · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 8, 2017

Frova (frovatriptan): “I have had migraines for 9 years. A few years ago I started having them almost daily. After a while, It took more medication to get less pain relief. I was having daily headaches. I would take Advil to take the edge off for a few hours, then take imitrex, than another imitex, then Tylenol, then back to Advil. I spent days in bed. I tried everything to stop the headaches. I tried Botox, beta blockers, anti-seizure meds, SSRIs, magnesium. Then I read about Frova. I switched from imitex and took them every 12 hours for a week to try to control my menstrual migraine. It was amazing. But better than that as I used Frova for a few months the headaches lessened. My headaches are back to a few a month, and Frova takes them away. A miracle drug!”

10 / 10
Morning999999 February 25, 2017

Frova (frovatriptan): “I've suffered with migraines for over twenty years. I'm now in my forties. My migraines tend to be long episodes and hang on for about 72 hours. I tried all of the triptans and found that they dulled the pain but didn't quite get rid of the migraine and it would resurface again about 12 -15 hours later. Frova is the best I believe for those of us who have longer migraine episodes. I can take it and fully function within 30 minutes to an hour particularly if I take it on an empty stomach with hot tea. I sometimes have to take a second pill 24 hours later, but it takes care of the migraine. I absolutely love Frova; I do not get any bad side effects. I am a teacher and can take it and keep working with young noisy children I less!!”

9 / 10
Patwi February 8, 2017

Frova (frovatriptan): “I'm been having migraines since the age of 16 so for 31 years now. Most of my migraines are menstrual but I also have them throughout the month also. Frova takes care of them 8 out of 10 times but it does take a while for the effect to kick in - well over an hour even two sometimes. It's the best medication so far. Have been of Imitrex, Maxalt, Relpax, Fiorinal, etc. Frova works best. If only I could find something that works 100% of the time, I would be in heaven/normal. I always have to take Frova with 2 Advils though.”

8 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 6, 2017

Frova (frovatriptan): “Typically get 8-10 migraines per year. Many hormonal, with severe nausea and vomiting. Medication is a life saver.”

10 / 10
Auroramc · Taken for 5 to 10 years July 28, 2016

Frova (frovatriptan): “Frova takes my migraines away every time I feel one coming on. It's the only medicine, out of trying several, that works.”

10 / 10
Sha Sha April 7, 2016

Frova (frovatriptan): “I'm 43 and have been using Frova for 8 years. My migraines have been debilitating since puberty. I know my life could have turned out so much better if I would have had Frova in my teens and twenties. I've lost dream jobs because of migraines, I've had to quit college because of migraines. I was never dependable due to having headaches. Thank God I have Frova now!!! It truly has changed my life!!!!!”

10 / 10
mafzal89 · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 5, 2016

Frova (frovatriptan): “I use Frova to prevent menstrual migraines. I take it when I feel a migraine coming and I know I’m close to my period. Then continue taking it as directed, usually with some Ibuprofen, too, and it eliminates the migraine. I used to be in bed for 1-2 days around my period because I got such a bad migraine, but now I have it under control. Also, I have not experienced any side effects. I order Frova from Canada Drugs because it is expensive even with insurance. Local pharmacy co-pay was around $500. Online order was $240.”

10 / 10
Spazot · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 14, 2015

Frova (frovatriptan): “Frova works best for me out of the all the Migraine medicine I have tried. It has the least side effects & does not make me sleepy. It works in around 30 mins for me. However, my insurance company is now needing approval from the doctor because it is so expensive.”

10 / 10
JoieR April 28, 2015

“I have had issues with every migraine medicine I have tried, which is all of them. Frova is the ONLY one I got results from and had no noticeable side effects. I get both regular migraines and the dreaded 'I wish I was dead' Cluster ones. I get firefly Auras and some other slight warning signals for my migraines but my Clusters are so serious and come so quickly. I get them maybe a few times a year so it isn't so bad. The regular migraines are manageable at one or two a month. My problem is the cost of the medication. I have to pay $550 for 9 pills. That is insane! I can't afford that! So I have to beg for samples and pray for some extra cash to come in so I can fill my Rx before a Cluster migraine hits.”

10 / 10
KAThom March 6, 2015

Frova (frovatriptan): “Frova works very well for me, and has been my go-to for 10 years. Back in the day, different "triptans" worked okay for a couple of years, and then I had to switch to something different, as eventually they all lost their efficacy over time. Not this. Frova is still working just as well today, as it did when I started using it 10 years ago.”

10 / 10
Caribou2u · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 3, 2014

Frova (frovatriptan): “I've had hormone related migraines for about 30 years - they got so much worse in my 30's (I'm 52 now). The ONLY solution I have found is Fioricet PLUS taking the Frova. It knocks all headaches back into "the background" so I can function. Sometimes Fioricet alone will work, but, when it won't, Frova is the answer.'s expensive and the insurance company rations it to me like gold. I did insist, however, that if my doc prescribes 12 tabs/month, that the insurance company should not be able to tell me I cannot have 12. They fought me for a while, but now they are allowing 12 at the same co-pay (probably because the insurance premiums go up every year). ”

10 / 10
heartaims07 August 3, 2014

Frova (frovatriptan): “I have had migraines since I was 13 years old. I started having them as soon as I started my period. I am now 24 years old. My grandmother(dad's mom) And my dad both suffer from migraines. I have tried preventive methods but have found most of them to be uncomfortable. i.e. I experienced a lot of numbness in my legs, feet, and hands. I have tried Imitrex, and hated every second of it. Every time I would take Imitrex I would experience a metal taste in mouth or that I was eating metal. When you have a migraine the last thing you want is to be more uncomfortable. One doctor told me I didn't suffer from migraines and that's how I found Frova. She told me if I "really" suffered from migraines it would work in 15 minutes to 1 hour. I LOVE IT!”

10 / 10
yjmatt · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 1, 2014

Frova (frovatriptan): “I have had migraines since I have been a child. I am now 51. With my migraines, I have aura, face numb, arms and fingers tingling and processing becomes slow. This is only my second Frova because I usually just take Tylenol because I don't like the other medication side effects. When I got up this morning, had awful headache with nausea. I had tried Tylenol this morning and a fourth of a Phenergan... No relief. Finally, went and got the sample of Frova my doc gave me and with much anxiety, I took it. It has been roughly forty minutes, headache easing and seems to be gone. Really no side effects yet! Great pill for me.”

10 / 10
Shane Hetrick May 2, 2014

Frova (frovatriptan): “Numb head is better than pounding headache.”

10 / 10
blacknred · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 5, 2014

Frova (frovatriptan): “I have had a generally great reaction to Frova. After having bad side effects for years it was nice to find a med that works 95% of the time and without major side effects. There is some light nausea if taken first thing in the morning before breakfast. The main problem is with insurance since it is still a relatively new med. If its not covered it will cost about $450.”

10 / 10
Parangalicutirimicuaro January 9, 2014

Frova (frovatriptan): “My migraines are very bad. This is the only medicine that works for me and when it does not I take it with 2 Anacin and I'm perfect.”

9 / 10
Rebecca_B October 15, 2013

Frova (frovatriptan): “I went to the Dr. today for a medication refill, and happened to have a migraine which was getting to the point of vomiting. When the Dr. came in, he gave me a sample which I took in the office. Within an hour, it was gone, without the weird side effects of Imitrex and Relpax.”

10 / 10
JLynnie72 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 27, 2013

Frova (frovatriptan): “Frova had changed my life. I went from having debilitating migraines and missing days from work, not to mention vomiting from being in such excruciating pain for hours on end. I can't believe I could take this one pill and my migraine vanished almost instantaneously 99% of the time! Unfortunately, my insurance just told me two months ago that they would no longer cover Frova. I've been on Maxalt and it does NOTHING for me. I'm going to see if my neurologist will contact insurance and try to see if they will pay for at least part of it again. It's torture to know there's basically a cure for my migraines, but I'm no longer allowed to have it. ”

10 / 10
Sweetredhead · Taken for 5 to 10 years August 21, 2013

Frova (frovatriptan): “I can't sing the praises of Frova enough. I have had migraines since I was diagnosed when I was 10 years old and I have been on 3 different migraine medication studies including one on Biofeedback for migraines. I have tried countless medicines that my neurologists have prescribed and alternative treatments like acupuncture. I have suffered for close to 30 years of having up to 3 migraines a week. I was kicked out of school for absences even with the top neurologist in the state saying that there was nothing I could do to prevent them. I was unable to work full time for 15 years. I went to a pain clinic & they had me try Frova. It worked & without the side effects of Imitrex. It has changed my life. It stops them completely. I have a normal life now.”

10 / 10

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