Compare Asmanex vs. Cromolyn
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Asmanex (mometasone) is good for controlling and preventing asthma symptoms, but you have to take it daily for effective treatment.
Intal (Cromolyn) is a good option to relieve nasal allergy symptoms when antihistamines aren't working. Good choice for pregnant women.
- Can use Asmanex (mometasone) in children age 4 or older.
- Has very few interactions with other medications.
- Helps fight inflammation of the lungs and keep asthma symptoms under control.
- Asmanex (mometasone) is an inhaler so it allows for more direct delivery of medicine to the lungs compared to a pill.
- Most people are prescribed to use Asmanex (mometasone) only once a day.
- Treats nasal allergy symptoms.
- Most people don't have many side effects since it works in the nose and doesn't affect the rest of your body.
- It's a good option for pregnant women. Can also be used for kids 2 years and older.
- Doesn't make you drowsy or dizzy.
- No prescription is needed.
- Not available in generic form and can be expensive.
- Maximum effects of Asmanex (mometasone) can take 1 to 2 weeks or longer to reach.
- Might not be a good option for those with a severe milk protein allergy.
- Asmanex (mometasone) can cause fungal infections of the mouth and throat, especially if you don't rinse your mouth after using it.
- Not recommended for people who have a weakened immune system or an untreated, active infection.
- Needs to be used regularly for at least a week to see any good effects.
- Can have an unpleasant smell or taste.
- Can cause headaches, or burning and stinging in your nose.
- Nasal spray
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- Stomach pain6%
- Seasonal allergies4%
- Urinary tract infection2%
- Adrenal gland problems
- Switching from steroid pills to steroid inhalers
- Long-term use of steroids
- Stopping steroids too quickly
- Serious allergic reaction
- Milk protein allergy
- Increased risk for infections
- Current infection without treatment
- Not current with vaccinations
- Taking other corticosteroids with Asmanex (mometasone)
- Sudden breathing problems
- Delayed growth children
- Higher doses of Asmanex (mometasone)
- Long-term use
- Fungal infection of the mouth and throat
- Not rinsing mouth after use
- Using higher dose of Asmanex (mometasone)