• On chest and throat, temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation associated with the common cold 
• On muscles and joints, temporarily relieves minor aches and pains of muscles and joints


1.76 OZ (50 g)

3.53 OZ (100 g) (regular only)

6 OZ (170 g) (regular only)

Available in two scents: Regular and Lemon.

*P&G calculation based in part on value sales data reported by The Nielsen Company through its Retail Scantrack Services in the US market to which P&G subscribes for the Respiratory Care Category for the 52 week period ending 06/04/16.

Package Information


See important warnings under "When using this product."

Adults and children 2 years and over:

• For cough suppression
• Rub a thick layer on throat and 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: do not use


Active Ingredients (Purpose)

Regular:Camphor (synthetic) 4.8% (Cough suppressant and topical  analgesic)
 Eucalyptus oil 1.2% (Cough suppressant)
 Menthol 2.6% (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)

Lemon:Camphor (synthetic) 4.7% (Cough suppressant and topical  analgesic)
Eucalyptus oil 1.2% (Cough suppressant)
Menthol 2.6% (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)

Inactive Ingredients

Regular: cedarleaf oil, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol, turpentine oil

Lemon: cedarleaf oil, lemon fragrance, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol, turpentine oil

Other Information

  • Store at room temperature

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Ratings & Reviews

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4.85/5 (511)
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96% Recommended

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Still like I remember.

I used this about a week and a half ago went I had a cold to get some relief from my coughing, sneezing, sinus pressure, and runny nose. I just rubbed some on my chest and it helped me out a lot. It's makes it feel like it just clears my sinuses out. This is just like I remember when I was a child and my mom would rub it on my chest when I was sick.I received this free to test out.

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Thank you Vicks VapoRub. My entire household uses this product during those sick nights in bed

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This is a good time tested product

My family has been using this for years. However I would like to make one suggestion, make a roll-on version so that you don't get your hands greasy.

Yes, I recommend this product