Vicks Vaporub

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Relieve cold symptoms with this effective remedy, suitable for children as young as two.

What is Vicks Vaporub and when is it used?

Vicks Vaporub is a topical vapor remedy used to soothe and relieve the symptoms of the common cold. It can be used by any patient over the age of two years old, so is suitable for the family. It gently treats symptoms such as coughs, congestion and sore throat.

What causes cold symptoms?

Cold symptoms are caused by a viral infection of the upper throat. It is not serious in most cases, and will generally clear by itself after a few days.

The most common symptoms of a cold are:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Blocked or running nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • High temperature

What is the recommended dosage of this treatment?

Vicks Vaporub can be used in two distinct ways. It can be used as a rub, by applying directly to the chest, back or throat just before going to bed.

It can also be used as a vapor, by dissolving two teaspoons of the rub into hot water. Be careful to avoid burning yourself when handling hot water. Inhale the vapours from the hot water mixture for 10-15 minutes.

When should Vicks Vaporub not be used?

Vicks Vaporub should not be used if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. It should not be used by any patients under the age of 2.

It should also not be used on and of these areas:

  • Eyes
  • Mouth
  • Nostrils
  • Face
  • Broken or irritated skin

How should I store Vicks Vaporub?

Vicks Vaporub should be stored in a dry, cool environment that does not exceed 25°C.

What is Vicks Vaporub and when is it used?

Vicks Vaporub is a topical vapor remedy used to soothe and relieve the symptoms of the common cold. It can be used by any patient over the age of two years old, so is suitable for the family. It gently treats symptoms such as coughs, congestion and sore throat.

What causes cold symptoms?

Cold symptoms are caused by a viral infection of the upper throat. It is not serious in most cases, and will generally clear by itself after a few days.

The most common symptoms of a cold are:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Blocked or running nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • High temperature

What is the recommended dosage of this treatment?

Vicks Vaporub can be used in two distinct ways. It can be used as a rub, by applying directly to the chest, back or throat just before going to bed.

It can also be used as a vapor, by dissolving two teaspoons of the rub into hot water. Be careful to avoid burning yourself when handling hot water. Inhale the vapours from the hot water mixture for 10-15 minutes.

When should Vicks Vaporub not be used?

Vicks Vaporub should not be used if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. It should not be used by any patients under the age of 2.

It should also not be used on and of these areas:

  • Eyes
  • Mouth
  • Nostrils
  • Face
  • Broken or irritated skin

How should I store Vicks Vaporub?

Vicks Vaporub should be stored in a dry, cool environment that does not exceed 25°C.

Written and reviewed by our qualified team

GPhC Number: 2088658

Carolina Goncalves

Authored by:

Carolina Goncalves
Superintendent
Pharmacist

GPhC Number: 2225869

Rehma Gill

Reviewed by:

Rehma Gill
Pharmacy
Manager

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Content last updated: 16 Mar 2021

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