Suffering from a tickly throat or runny sneezing nose? These can be first signs of a cold. Get rid of them and try Vicks products, such as Vicks First Defence nasal spray.

When used at the first signs of a cold, Vicks First Defence nasal spray has been clinically proven to help stop a cold in its tracks and not develop into a full-blown cold. It can also reduce symptom severity and duration. Vicks First Defence nasal spray is a medical device.



Adults and children (12 years & older): Apply 2-3 sprays per nostril up to 4 times a day. Allow 4 hours between applications, no more than 4 applications in 24 hours. For best results continue to use for 2 days after symptoms subside.

Use only as directed: Without tilting your head, insert the nozzle into your nostril, aiming the nozzle outwards in the direction of your ear. Then fully depress the pump 2 or 3 times with firm even strokes and avoid inhaling deeply. Repeat for the other nostril.


Check the ingredients listed below and do not use this product if you are sensitive to any of them. See your doctor before using this product if you have nose, ear or throat sensitivities.

Infection with a cold can also irritate the lining of your nose sometimes causing nose bleeding. Vicks First Defence nasal spray, like other nasal preparations, can irritate the lining of the nose which can result in nose bleeding. Such bleeding is rare, usually minor and of short duration. Should nose bleeding occur during a cold, avoid using Vicks First Defence nasal spray. If nose bleed occurs whilst using (or soon after using) the product, discontinue use. If nose bleed for any reason is heavy or persistent, consult your doctor.