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Vicks VapoRub Topical Ointment
  • Description

    Vicks VapoRub topical ointment is a topical cough medicine with medicated vapors. It starts working quickly for adults as well to relieve cough symptoms. (from Vicks)
  • Nutrition
    Drug Facts
    Active ingredient 0nullPurposeCamphor (synthetic) 4.8% ..4.8%Cough suppressant & topical analgesicEucalyptus oil 1.2%Cough suppressantMenthol 2.6%Cough suppressant & topical analgesic
     when applied to chest and throat, temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation associated with the common cold

     when applied to muscles and joints, temporarily relieves minor aches and pains of muscles and joints
    For external use only:
    avoid contact with eyes.
    Do not use
     by mouth

     in nostrils

     on wounds or damaged skin

     with tight bandages

    Ask a doctor before use if you have
     cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)

     persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma or emphysema

    When using this product, do not


     add to hot water or any container where heating water.

    May cause splattering and result in burns.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if
     muscle aches and pains worsen or persist for more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days.

     cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache. A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition.

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
    Keep out of reach of children.
    If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
    see important warnings under "When using this product"

     adults and children 2 years and over:

     for cough suppression

     rub athick layer on throat &chest

     cover with awarm, dry cloth if desired

     keep clothing loose about throat and chest to help vapors reach the nose and mouth

     use up to three times daily or as directed by doctor

     for muscle I joint minor aches and pains apply to affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily

     children under 2 years: do not use
    Other information
     store at room temperature
    Inactive ingredients cedarleaf oil, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol. turpentine oil
    Questions? 1·800·873·8276

Vicks VapoRub Topical Ointment