Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray

First Defence

Helps to
stop a cold

Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray
Most cold & flu medicines help to relieve the cold symptoms, but they don't act on the source of the problem: the virus!

VICKS First Defence neutralizes the viruses which cause cold and flu symptoms1. If there is no virus, there are no symptoms!
Discover how you can reduce the chances of getting a cold!


Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray


The viruses responsible for Cold & Flu take hold at the back of the nose, where they find the ideal conditions to replicate. After a few hours, they start to cause the early signs of a cold such as tickly nose, itchy throat, sneezing, headache2.

After around 36 hours, the virus has multiplied millions of times and therefore causes more severe symptoms such as runny nose, blocked nose, sore throat, fever, cough. The cold symptoms usually last for about a week,
but sometimes it is even longer2!

Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray


VICKS First Defence acts directly in the nose, where the viruses develop (that's why it is a nasal spray). Its microgel traps and neutralizes the cold viruses, helping to prevent them from developing and spreading1.

It then naturally helps your body to remove the neutralized viruses by blowing your nose or swallowing1.

When used in the first 36 hours of a cold, Vicks First Defence has been shown to help stop a cold in its tracks, and not develop into a full-blown cold1.


Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray


Start to use in the first 36h of the cold,
when feeling a scratchy throat, tickles
in the nose or sneezing. You can
even start using it when
feeling at risk of
catching cold.

Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray

Incline the nozzle and apply 2 to 3 sprays per nostril without inhaling, as per the picture.

Repeat up to 4 times per day. For best results continue to use for 2 days after the symptoms subside.

When using Vicks First Defence, you may experience increased nasal discharge (runny nose) or temporary stinging.

These are normal signs that the product is working. They are not harmful to your health and will not last for long. This product is not suitable for children under 12.


Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray

Can VICKS First Defence be used on children?

VICKS First Defence is suitable for children as of 12 years old. For children below 12 years old please consult your pharmacist to find an adapted solution.

Can VICKS First Defence be used together with other cold & flu remedies?

Yes! VICKS First Defence does not contain systemic active ingredients, therefore it can be safely taken with other cold & flu remedies?

I feel that my cold symptoms are already too severe, is it too late to use VICKS First Defence?

If you are still in the first 36 hours of the cold , VICKS First Defence will help to neutralize the virus. After 36 hours, the virus has probably developed into a full-blown cold, in this case we recommed using VICKS Sinex for a blocked nose3. Please consult the product leaflet for full precaution of use.

Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray

For more details on our products' features and benefits, we invite you to consult the following supporting documentation

  1. VICKS First Defence SmPC
  2. Witek, T.J., et al. (2015) The Natural
    History of Community-Acquired Common Colds Symptoms
    Assessed over 4-Years. Rhinology, 53, 81-88.
  3. VICKS Sinex SmPC