Vicks VapoRub FAQ

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Vicks VapoRub FAQ

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Q: What does Vicks VapoRub do?

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 on muscles and joints.

Q: How does Vicks VapoRub work?

A: Vicks VapoRub contains medicated vapors that enter the nose and mouth to help soothe a cough.

Q: What is Vicks VapoRub?

A: Vicks VapoRub—the #1-selling branded children’s cough cold product* appropriate for children ages two and up—is a topical cough medicine with medicated vapors. It starts working super quickly for adults, as well, to relieve cough symptoms. Vicks VapoRub may also be applied to muscles and joints to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains.

*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 05/23/15.

Q: How do I use Vicks VapoRub?

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 around your throat and chest loose to allow the vapors to reach the nose and mouth. For muscle and joint pain, rub Vicks VapoRub onto the affected area no more than three to four times daily.

Q: What ingredients are in Vicks VapoRub?

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.

Q: How often can I use Vicks VapoRub?

A: For cough suppression, Vicks VapoRub may be used up to three times daily. 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 no more than three to four times daily.

Q: Can Vicks VapoRub be used on babies?

A: No. Vicks VapoRub should only be used on children ages two years and up. Vicks BabyRub may be used on babies three months and up.

Q: Does Vicks VapoRub expire?

A: Yes. Do not use Vicks VapoRub beyond the expiration date on the package.

Q: Can I heat Vicks VapoRub?

A: You should not heat or microwave the product. Do not add Vicks VapoRub to hot water or any container where heating water. Doing so may cause splattering and result in burns.

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