Formoterol is a long acting bronchodialating medication which is sold under the trade name Foradil. This medication acts to widen the bronchial passages allowing asthma and COPD sufferers the ability to breathe freely for longer periods of time. Because there are some side effects associated with the use of formoterol, patients are urged to become familiar with the risks and benefits before using this medication.

Fast Facts:

  • Capsules are not meant to be swallowed.
  • Each dose lasts approximately 12 hours.
  • The use of formoterol can increase the risk of asthma related death.