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Vicks VapoRub Ointment 50g


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Vicks VapoRub is used to relieve nasal catarrh and congestion- sore throats and coughs due to colds. It contains aromatic ingredients such as Menthol and Camphor to calm a cough- Eucalyptus and Menthol to relieve nose congestion- and Eucalyptus to relieve catarrh. Vicks VapoRub has been trusted by generations of parents to help relieve colds and congestion- so their children can enjoy a good night’s sleep. When gently rubbed into the chest and back- the essential oils are released- helping to clear the passages- promote easy breathing and relieve sore throats and coughs due to colds. VapoRub can also be melted into hot water and inhaled as a steam. Next time your little ones are full of cold- kiss and help them feel better with the gentle- effective goodness of Vicks VapoRub.

How to use Vicks VapoRub

Vicks VapoRub is effective if applied to the skin, or mixed with hot water and inhaled as a steam.

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. For children (infants and babies over 6 months), apply lightly to chest and back. Rub in gently. Leave clothes loose for easy inhalation.


Melt two teaspoons of Vicks VapoRub in very hot (not boiling) water. Inhale the medicated vapours for 10-15 minutes. Caution- Never re-heat the mixture.

Cautions whilst using Vicks Vaporub-

Do not use Vicks VapoRub on babies under 6 months of age. Do not swallow or place in nostrils.

If symptoms persist or in case of fever, consult your doctor.

Pregnanacy and breastfeeding – Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking this or any other medicine, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding ask your doctor or pharamacist for advice before taking any medicine.

Occasionally, Vicks VapoRub can cause a temporary reddening of the skin in the region where the product has been rubbed in. This is quite normal, and the “skin reddening” fades and disappears within hours without any further action. If the reddening does not disappear or if you notice anything else unusual, or have any unexpected side effects, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not store Vicks VapoRub above 25°C.
Do not use Vicks VapoRub after the expiry date on the carton and jar.
Remember, keep all medicines safely away from children.


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