What is Vicks Vapodrops Sugar-Free Lemon Menthol?
These Vicks Vapodrops are a form of relief for a sore throat and a blocked nose. These lozenges contain the ingredient menthol which helps to cool and soothe a sore throat and irritated. These ingredients also work to make breathing easier. The lemon in the lozenges will also help to get rid of bacteria.
What causes a sore throat?
A sore throat can be caused by an infection, such as a cold or the flu but can also be caused by an allergy, as well as conditions such as laryngitis (inflammation of the voice box) and tonsillitis. Heartburn and acid reflux is also a cause of a sore throat, as is smoking.
Who are these Vicks lozenges suitable for?
These lozenges are suitable to be used by adults and children who are able to use without the potentially choking on the lozenge. For advice on this, speak to a doctor. It should not be used if you are allergic to the ingredients contained in the lozenges. Speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using if any of the following applies to you:
- Have a mucus cough
- Have a cough caused by smoking
- A sore throat with a fever, a headache, swelling, skin rash, nausea, or vomiting
- Are diabetic
If you are using any other form of medication, seek advice before using.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these lozenges?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a medical professional before using Vicks Vapodrops.
How should Vicks Vapodrops Sugar-Free Lemon Menthol be used?
Use a lozenge as and when. Do not swallow, allow the lozenge to dissolve in the mouth. Use a new one every 2 hours, or when you need to use one. For a severe sore throat, if symptoms have not improved after 2 days, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist. Also, if you have a cough, do not use for more than 7 days unless you have consulted a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
Are there any side effects?
There may be side effects as a result of an allergic reaction, including itching skin and skin rashes. If you notice any side effect, then stop using these lozenges and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record a side effect using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
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
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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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