Compare Cromolyn vs. Foradil
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Intal (Cromolyn) is a good option to relieve nasal allergy symptoms when antihistamines aren't working. Good choice for pregnant women.
Foradil (formoterol) is good for controlling and preventing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms, but it's not a rescue inhaler and requires a jet nebulizer machine.
- 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.
- Foradil (formoterol) works well to control chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and can start working in as few as 5 minutes.
- Taking Foradil (formoterol) into the lungs has fewer side effects than taking a pill by mouth.
- Using a jet nebulizer is easier to use than a handheld inhaler, especially for children.
- 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.
- Depending on your insurance, Foradil (formoterol) can be more expensive than medicines delivered through an inhaler.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Nasal spray
- Nebulizer solution
- Common cold symptoms3%
- Dry mouth3%
- Trouble sleeping2%
- Asthma-related death
- Worsening signs of COPD
- Heart effects
- History of heart disease
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- High blood pressure
- Using Foradil (formoterol) more than prescribed
- Sudden-onset breathing problems