Vicks Vaporub Ointment The Vicks VapoRub medicated vapors begin to work immediately to relieve your cough. VapoRub is applied externally, so it doesn't interact with other medication the way pills can.
Active (Purpose): Camphor 4.8% (Cough Suppressant and Topical Analgesic), Eucalyptus Oil 1.2% (Cough Suppressant) Menthol 2.6% (Cough Suppressant and Topical Analgesic) Inactive: Cedarleaf Oil, Nutmeg Oil, Special Petrolatum, Thymol, Turpentine Oil.
Under 2 years: ask a doctor. Adults and children 2 years and older: Rub a thick layer on chest & throat or rub on sore aching muscles.
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.
Safety Warning: For external use only; avoid contact with eyes. Do not use: By mouth With tight bandages In nostrils On wounds or damaged skin 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: Heat Microwave 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.
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