Vicks Inhaler Nasal Decongestant Stick – 0.5ml

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What is Vicks Inhaler Nasal Decongestant Stick?

Vicks Inhaler Nasal Decongestant Stick is a form of treatment that is intended to provide relief for the effects of allergic reactions and also infections such as a cold and the flu. This stick contains three active ingredients that help to provide relief for the effects of an infection. These are:

  • Menthol
  • Camphor
  • Siberian Pine Needle Oil

Menthol is a decongestant that helps to unblock a congested nose and also reduce irritation in the mouth and throat. Camphor is another decongestant that can also work as a cough suppressant. Siberian Pine Needle Oil helps to remove germs from infected areas and relieve the illness.


What causes nasal congestion?

Nasal congestion is commonly caused by infections such as a cold or the flu. It can also be caused by allergies. Nasal congestion occurs when the nasal passages become irritated and the blood vessels in them become swollen because of the infection. This causes a blocked nose. Another thing to happen as a result is mucus that is produced causing a runny nose and blocking the back of the nose.


Who is this Vicks Inhaler suitable for?

This inhaler stick is suitable to be used adults and children aged 6 and over. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients that are contained in the stick. If you are using any other treatments for allergies or a cold or the flu, then you should speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.


Can this inhaler stick be used by someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding?

This stick can be used by someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding without issues.


How should Vicks Inhaler Nasal Decongestant Stick be used?

Insert the stick into each nostril and closing the other nostril before inhaling through the nose strongly. Use this stick on both nostrils as often as it is required.


Are there any side effects?

Any side effect is most likely to be caused by an allergic reaction. If you notice a side effect, then stop using and speak to a doctor as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


More Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


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Active Ingredients

  • Camphor
  • Menthol
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Can I share with anyone the nasal stick?

These sticks aren't designed to be shared and for single person usage only, to avoid nasal bacteria being shared

Is this product safe to use when pregnant

Safe Vicks products

  • Vicks Vaporub is safe for mums-to-be and helps relieve the symptoms of a blocked nose, sore throat and cough. It is available as an ointment for rubbing on the chest, throat or back, and can also be added to hot water and the vapours inhaled.
  • Vicks Inhaler looks like a little lip balm stick and contains menthol, camphor and pine needle oil, which work to help clear stuffiness – it’s safe to use when pregnant.
  • Vicks First Defence nasal spray doesn’t contain any active medical ingredients, but uses a microgel to trap any possible cold virus particles and stop them getting into your system, so it’s generally considered safe in pregnancy.

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Shipping Times

MethodHandling TimeTransit TimeTimescaleApprox Cost
Standard Shipping (3-5 Working Days)123£2.95
Royal Mail Tracked 24011£4.95

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Shipping Costs

Free UK Delivery on all orders over £30* - Delivery within 3-5 working days.

Standard UK Delivery - £2.95* - Delivery within 3-5 working days.

Express UK Delivery - £4.95** - Delivery within 1-2 working days.

Temperature Controlled Delivery - £8.85 - Delivery within 1-3 working days.

Please Note: These prices are shown as a guide only. All delivery times are approximate but have been obtained in good faith.

*Excluding refrigerated products and treatments which are subject to different postage charges.


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This means the packaging is plain, there is no mention of what product is inside your package and there is no mention of Chemist4U either.

We respect that many of our products are of a sensitive nature - this is why we take every step to keep your purchases private.

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Vicks Inhaler Nasal Decongestant Stick – 0.5ml Reviews

A bit too small
Rae Madden,
Works fast
Every thing was excellent, items and delivery time Thank you
Mrs D. Eeles,
waiting for a cold so that Imay try them