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  • Vicks Vaporub 50g

Vicks Vaporub 50g

From £3.43

Medication features

  • Helps with Sore Throats & Nasal CongestionEffective Cold ReliefAlso can be purchased in a bigger 100g tub

Overview

Vicks Vaporub is an ointment which is used to relieve an inflammation of mucous membranes in the nose and throat, a blocked nose, sore throat and coughs due to colds. Vicks Vaporub contains four active ingredients:

  • Camphor & levomenthol calm a cough
  • Eucalyptus oil and levomenthol relieve blocked nose
  • Eucalyptus oil relieves catarrh

Side Effects

Side Effects of Vicks Vaporub 50g

Like all medicines, Vicks VapoRub can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. 

  • Redness or irritation of the skin
  • Irritation of the eyes (by inhalation)
  • Allergic reactions

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

Directions

Directions of use for Vicks Vaporub 50g

Adults: 

  • Rub Vicks VapoRub liberally on the chest, throat and back
  • Cover whole area for maximum effect
  • Leave nightclothes loose to allow vapours to be inhaled easily.

OR

  • Place hot (not boiling) water in a suitable bowl for inhalation
  • Melt two teaspoons of VapoRub into the bowl of hot water
  • Keep sufficient distance from the mixture in a bowl to avoid burning of the face due to hot vapours
  • Inhale the medicated vapours for 10-15 minutes

Warnings

Warnings for Vicks Vaporub 50g

  • Never re-heat the mixture or hear VapoRub in a microwave.
  • Vick VapoRub is for external use only.

Ingredients

Ingredients in Vicks Vaporub 50g

Active ingredients: levomenthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil and turpentine oil.

Other ingredients: thymol, cedarwood oil and white soft paraffin.

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