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What is Vicks VapoRub?

Vicks VapoRub is a popular remedy for the symptoms of the common cold. It can help to relieve symptoms such as coughs, sore throat, catarrh, and congestion, helping you to breathe more easily. Vicks VapoRub can be used for children as young as 2, making it the perfect cold relief for all the family.


How will this product relieve my cold symptoms?

Vicks VapoRub contains four active ingredients which all work to combat symptoms of colds, including congestion, coughs, and a sore throat. These ingredients are:

  • Camphor
  • Turpentine oil
  • Levomenthol
  • Eucalyptus oil

Levomenthol and camphor work to calm coughs, while levomenthol also works with eucalyptus oil to relieve congestion. Eucalyptus oil relieves catarrh, helping to ease chesty coughs.


How to use Vicks VapoRub.

To use Vicks VapoRub for adults, rub liberally onto the chest, throat, and back, covering whole area for best effect. If using overnight, make sure nightclothes are loose so vapours can be inhaled easily. To use as an inhalation for adults, melt 2 teaspoons of Vicks VapoRub in a bowl of hot (but not boiling) water. Inhale vapours for 10 – 15 minutes, making sure to keep far enough away from mixture to avoid burning face with hot vapours.

For information about how to use Vicks VapoRub for children, please read patient information leaflet.


When should Vicks VapoRub not be used?

Vicks VapoRub is not suitable for use by children under the age of 2. If using Vicks VapoRub as an inhalation, do not use for children under the age of 12. Do not use Vicks VapoRub if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. Do not bandage areas treated with this product tightly and do not use with a heat wrap. Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you have a history of airway disease or asthma. Do not apply Vicks VapoRub to:

  • Nostrils
  • Eyes
  • Mouth
  • Face
  • Broken skin
  • Wounds
  • Mucus membranes


Does this product have side effects?

Like all medicines, Vicks VapoRub can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These side effects include:

  • Redness or irritation of the skin
  • Irritation of the eyes
  • Allergic reactions
  • Burns at site of application

If you experience these or any other side effects while using Vicks VapoRub, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away.


Important 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.


Written on: 22/06/2018

Next review: 21/06/2020

Written by: LH

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