When applies 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.
Vicks VapoRub ointment is a topical chest rub that treats coughs and minor aches and pains. VapoRub has 3 active cough suppressants that are clinically proven to relieve coughs.
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: do not use
Active Ingredients Purpose
Camphor (synthetic) 4.8% Cough suppressant & topical analgesic
Eucalyptus oil 1.2% Cough suppressant
Menthol 2.6% Cough suppressant & topical analgesic
Inactive Ingredients: Cedarleaf oil, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol, turpentine oil.
For external use only; avoid contact with eyes.
Do not use:
on wounds or damaged skin
with tight bandages
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
Store at room temperature.
When using this product, do not
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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