OVERVIEW

Vicks VapoRub is an ointment which is used to relieve nasal catarrh (inflammation of mucous membranes in the nose and throat), congestion (a blocked nose), sore throat and coughs due to colds.

Vicks VapoRub contains four active ingredients: Camphor, Turpentine oil, Levomenthol and Eucalyptus oil.

  • Levomenthol and camphor calm a cough
  • Eucalyptus oil and Levomenthol relieve nasal congestion (blocked nose)
  • Eucalyptus oil relieves catarrh

PACKAGE INFORMATION

DIRECTIONS

Adults:

Rub Vicks VapoRub liberally on the chest, throat and back. Rub in well over the whole area and leave nightclothes loose for easy inhalation.

Or:

Place hot (not boiling) water in a suitable bowl for inhalation. Melt two teaspoons of VapoRub into the bowl of hot water and inhale the vapours.

Caution: never re-heat the mixture or heat Vaporub in microwave

Children (over 2 years):

Apply lightly to chest and back. Rub gently and leave clothes loose for easy inhalation.

WARNINGS

Do not use Vicks VapoRub:

if you are allergic to any of the actives or other ingredients

on children under 2 years

as an inhalation for children under 12 years

on broken skin, wounds or mucous membranes

swallow or apply directly onto the nostrils, eyes, mouth or face

Do not bandage tightly. Do not use with heat wrap.

Ratings & Reviews

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3.4/5 (10)
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60% Recommended

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Boise, ID
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01/19/18

No the reliable product I have used for years

I use to apply Vick’s before going to bed and in the morning,8 hrs later, I could tell it was still working. Now I have to re-apply in the middle of the night. Too bad it changed. I would of paid more to keep the stronger vapor rub.

No, I don't recommend this product

Your Location:
Lancashire England
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01/26/17

Will not buy this again

This has no affect at all would like the old vick back just Vick not vapour

No, I don't recommend this product

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Northamptonshire
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12/24/17

Return to previous formula please

This product was a major part of my childhood. The initial notion that there may be someone with a cold in our household meant the Vicks came out. That strong aroma when the jar is opened has now gone. The strong Eucalyptus smell has disappeared, and also it appears has its effectiveness. Please go back to the original recipe, it worked and this just doesn’t.

No, I don't recommend this product