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In the US, Frovatriptan (frovatriptan systemic) is a member of the drug class antimigraine agents and is used to treat Migraine.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antimigraine agent

Serotonin 5HT₁-receptor agonist (triptan)

Chemical Name

(R)-5,6,7,8-Tetrahydro-6-(metylamino)carbazole-3-carboxamide (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Frovatriptanum (Latin)
  • Frovatriptan (German)
  • Frovatriptan (French)
  • Frovatriptan (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Frovatriptan (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • SB 209509/VML 251 (IS: SmithKlineBeec)
  • Frovatriptan Succinate (OS: USAN, BANM)
  • Frovelan (IS)
  • Migard (IS)
  • Miguard (IS)
  • SB 209509-AX (IS: SmithKlineBeec)
  • VML 251 (IS: SmithKlineBeec)

Brand Names

  • Frovamax
    A. Menarini, Serbia; Almac Pharma Services Ltd, Serbia; Berlin-Chemie, Serbia; Laboratorios Menarini S.A., Serbia
  • Frovamen
    Menarini, Slovakia
  • Frovamig
    Menarini, Lithuania
  • Migard
    A. Menarini, Poland; Berlin-Chemie, Latvia; Menarini, Norway
  • Migrex
    Ulagaylar, Turkey
  • Allegro
    Berlin-Chemie, Germany
  • Auradol
    Lusofarmaco, Italy
  • Doliprane
    Drugtech, Chile
  • Dorlise
    A. Menarini, Portugal
  • Eumitan
    Menarini International Operations, Austria
  • Forvey
    Laboratorios Menarini, Spain
  • Fromen
    Menarini, Czech Republic
  • Fromena
    Berlin-Chemie, Romania
  • Fromirex
    Menarini, Netherlands
  • Frova
    Elan, United States; Endo, United States; Teva Canada Innovation, Canada
  • Frovalon
    Menarini International Operations Luxembourg S.A., Hungary
  • Frovamig
    Menarini International Operations, Austria
  • Frovatex
    Menarini, Belgium
  • Frovatriptan Chanelle
    Chanelle, Netherlands
  • Frovatriptan DOC Generici
    DOC Generici, Netherlands
  • Frovatriptan ERC
    Euro Registratie, Netherlands
  • Frovatriptan Sandoz
    Sandoz, Netherlands
  • Frovatriptan Teva
    Teva, Netherlands
  • Frovex
    A. Menarini, Ireland
  • Isimig
    Zambon, France
  • Menamig
    PRO FARMA, Switzerland
  • Menatriptan
    Menarini, Costa Rica; Menarini, Dominican Republic; Menarini, Guatemala; Menarini, Honduras; Menarini, Nicaragua; Menarini, Panama; Menarini, El Salvador
  • Migard
    A. Menarini, Estonia; A. Menarini, Portugal; A. Menarini Farmaceutica Internazionale, United Kingdom; Menarini, Belgium; Menarini, Denmark; Menarini, Finland; Menarini, Lithuania; Menarini, Netherlands; Menarini International Operations Luxembourg S.A., Hungary; SK Chemical Life Science, South Korea
  • Migralin
    Menarini, Greece
  • Perlic
    Guidotti, Spain
  • Pitunal
    Menarini, Greece
  • Relieva
    Berlin-Chemie, Bulgaria
  • Rilamig
    Guidotti, Italy
  • Tigreat
    Menarini, France


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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