As fast as you can open a jar of Vicks VapoRub, you can begin to experience the feeling of freer breathing. Soothing vapors inhaled into the nose and throat relieve nasal congestion and coughs due to colds. VapoRub is applied externally to the chest or throat, so it doesn't interact with other medication the way pills can, and is not likely to cause drowsiness or jittery side effects. VapoRub may be an alternative to oral decongestants for people who suffer from hypertension, and may be suited for diabetics who are looking for a sugar-free cough suppressant. Vicks VapoRub may also be rubbed on sore muscles to relieve aches and pains.
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.
Adults and children 2 years and over: For cough suppression Rub a thick layer on throat & chest Cover with a warm, 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/joint minor aches and pains apply to affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily Children under 2 years of age: Do not use.
Vicks VapoRub temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation associated with the common cold. It can also be used to temporarily relieve 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 persist 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 persisten 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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