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Frova vs. Topamax for Migraines

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Frova

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/ 1,698 posts
Other Names: Frovatriptan

Topamax

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/ 104,336 posts
Other Names: Topiramate
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 1,698 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 104,336 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Frovatriptan (trade name Frova) is a triptan medication developed by Vernalis plc for the treatment of migraine headaches and for short term prevention of menstrual migraine. The product is licensed to Endo Pharmaceuticals in North America and Men... Read more on Wikipedia
Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant (antiepilepsy) drug. It was originally produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc., both divisions of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. This medication was discovered in 1979 by Bruce... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Stephanie
June 19, 2014
Stephanie wrote
Topirimate
I can not take Topirimat in 6/13 I had a brake through seizure on this med so I can only take the brand name.
Jessie  |  September 29, 2014
I take topiramate and get really bad periods, stomach pains all the time, and and really bad bone pain.
michelle  |  August 15, 2014
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By doodlebug
June 11, 2014
doodlebug wrote
Verapamil
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By 11111
June 1, 2014
11111 wrote
topamax hearing loss/rare side effects of topamax
Huh, My ears got all crazy too! I looked it up and it is a RARE side effect. So, I cut my dose as an experiment. Well, my ear is all better, but I take it for migraine prevention and now I had a migraine. So...doubling it back up...I wonder if an ENT could help?
Amanda  |  September 4, 2014
Topamax inflamed the glands, so that is what is happening in your ears. I had similar effect and even flue like symptoms. I cut down on the dosage and believing God to heal my body.
Sue  |  August 30, 2014
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By april
March 25, 2014
april wrote
Weigh the pros and cons
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By Amy
February 6, 2014
Amy wrote
Topomax
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By Anna
August 30, 2013
Anna wrote
Increased weight, and memory problems
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What patients are saying about Frova vs. Topamax

222 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
that is also good. I also use frova, that works good...
Diane, how are you doing with the topomax? I was on it for a year, it worked well, but I had ...effects. I got switched to Nortriptyline, and that made ...is also good. I also use frova, that...
drug I tried was frova and it works great for knocking...
...worse (hence the topamax) at times. Exedrine ...of it. The other drug I tried was frova and it works great for knocking migraines out. The dose of topamax I take now is working great for pr...
made me schizophrenic--scariest experience of my life...
...the years, and have found FROVA to work the best because of its ...(numbness/tingling of extremities) and Topomax actually made me schizophrenic--scariest experience of my life. You might wa...
I already take Topamax as preventative for my migraines...
...already take Topamax as preventative for my migraines I still get them every now and then and when I do they are bad. This Frova is great I only...
with the Topamax as needed and well I've needed it alot...
...Topamax for about 3 yrs. now. Really not sure how much it's helped the migraines. Maybe some what. Started on a low dosage lost some weight, ...Frova along with the Topamax as needed and well...
Hi, My daughter used Frova which is a long acting migraine...
...daughter used Frova which is ...simular to Topomax. She feels it helps sho...
I have had a good experience with Frova until this last med...
...have had a good experience with Frova until this last med change (was on Topamax Dr. changed because it ...long story...) I would think Frova would work for you ...like Imitrex. And Frova can...
why your dr. gave you Frova? Usually the triptans, like...
...help.. I am also taking Topamax too.. so far I'm up to 75 mg a day. Has the Topamax been helping you? I still have ...I can get! I'm curious why your dr. gave you Frova? Usually the triptans,...
migraines. Have you tried Frova when you get the first...
...you tried Frova when you ...narcotics (Dilaudid suppositories) only when I get the vision loss so ...Diet Coke. Have you ever been on Topamax? I'm on 200mgs nightly and it's helping somew...
I take Frova. It seems to generally work. If I don't...
...but I too have been on Topamax for over a year ...do get them, I take Frova. It seems to generally work. If I don't take ...preventative medications before I started the Topamax - Verapamil...
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