What is Vicks Vapo Spray?
Vicks Vapo Spray is a gentle decongestant spray that can help to clear a blocked nose. It uses a saline solution to clear out built-up mucus within your nose so you can breathe more easily. Vicks Vapo Spray is free from preservatives and aromatics, ideal for sensitive noses.
Why do I have a blocked nose?
There are lots of reasons why you may have a blocked nose, and it usually isn’t serious. Some of the most common causes of a blocked nose include a cold, flu, and hay fever, which can all irritate the inside of your nasal passages. This irritation makes the inside of your nose inflamed and swollen, blocking your nose with excess mucus.
How will Vicks Vapo Spray help to clear my blocked nose?
Vicks Vapo Spray is made up of seawater saline solution. Saline sprays are a popular and gentle way to clear a build-up of mucus from your nose when you’re suffering from congestion. The solution helps to hydrate the inside of your nose, clearing away dried mucous and other irritants, which can help to reduce inflammation and other irritating symptoms.
Can I use this saline spray if I’m using any other medication?
Vicks Vapo Spray is not known to interact with any other medications, including other decongestants and cold medicines. However, if you are taking any other medication you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product to make sure that there will be no problems using the two together.
Can I use this nasal spray if I’m pregnant?
Vicks Vapo Spray can be used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. However, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before doing so to make sure that this is the best and safest possible treatment for you and your baby.
How to use this product
Before using Vicks Vapo Spray for the first time, briefly press the nozzle to prime the applicator. Tilt your head and place the nozzle of the spray into one nostril. Press down on the nozzle for 1 – 2 seconds to spray into the nose. Let any excess solution run out of the nose and then blow your nose and repeat the process in your other nostril. Do this several times a day for best results. Remember to clean the nozzle with warm water after each use.
When should this saline spray not be used?
Vicks Vapo Spray is not suitable for use in children under the age of 6. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. For use in the nose only. Do not pierce or burn packaging, even after use.
Does Vicks Vapo Spray have any side effects?
Vicks Vapo Spray is not currently known to have any side effects. However, all medications can potentially have side effects, so if you do experience any unwanted effects while using this product you should stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place. Protect from sunlight and do not expose to temperatures over 50 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
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 https://www.nhs.uk
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