Vicks® VapoRub™ Topical Ointment
4.5 stars – based on 14 reviews

Overview

Diabetic Information

Because Vicks® VapoRub™ is a topical cough medicine, it may be appropriate for diabetics looking for an alternative to oral cough medicines that might contain sugar. For more information, ask your doctor.

For specific information about diabetes, please visit the American Diabetes Association®.


*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 06/28/14.

USES

  • 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

STANDARD SIZES

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.

Package Information

DIRECTIONS

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

INGREDIENTS

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: cedar leaf oil, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol, turpentine oil

Lemon: cedar leaf 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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4.5/5 ( 14 )
92 % Recommended
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5 5 stars
06/29/12

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10/16/12

Yes, I recommend this product