A: 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.
A: Vicks VapoRub contains medicated vapors that enter the nose and mouth. The powerful long-lasting vapors start working in minutes to soothe coughs for easier breathing.
A: Vicks VapoRub — the #1-selling branded children’s cold/flu treatment product* appropriate for adults and children ages two years and over—is a topical cough medicine with medicated vapors. The powerful vapors start working in minutes to quickly soothe coughs. VapoRub may also be applied to muscles and joints to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains.
*Procter & Gamble calculation based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its Scantrak Service for the Cold/Flu Treatments segment (branded only) for the 52-week period ending 7/13/2019, for the total U.S. market, xAOC, according to the Nielsen standard product hierarchy. Copyright © 2019, The Nielsen Company.
A: For cough suppression, rub a thick layer of Vicks VapoRub on your chest and throat. Cover with a warm, dry cloth, if desired. Keep clothing loose about your throat and chest to help the vapors to reach the nose and mouth. For muscle and joint aches and pains, apply Vicks VapoRub onto the affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily.
A: The active ingredients in Vicks VapoRub are camphor (a cough suppressant and topical analgesic), eucalyptus oil (a cough suppressant) and menthol (a cough suppressant and topical analgesic). The inactive ingredients in Vicks VapoRub include cedarleaf oil, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol and turpentine oil.
A: For cough suppression, Vicks VapoRub may be used up to 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Simply rub a thick layer on your chest and throat. For muscle/joint minor aches and pains, Vicks VapoRub may be applied to the affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily.
A: No. Vicks VapoRub should only be used on children ages two years and over. Vicks BabyRub may be used on babies three months and over.
A: Yes. Do not use Vicks VapoRub beyond the expiration date on the package.
A: No. You should not heat or microwave Vicks VapoRub. Do not add Vicks VapoRub to hot water or any container where heating water. Doing so may cause splattering and result in burns.