Vicks VapoRub medicated vapors begin to work fast to relieve your cough. Use on chest and throat; temporarily relieves cough due to common cold. Also great for use as a topical analgesic to relief minor aches and pains in your muscles and joints.
From the Manufacturer
As fast as you can open a jar of Vicks VapoRub, you can begin to experience the feeling of freer breathing. Soothing vapors inhaled into the nose and throat relieve nasal congestion and coughs due to colds. VapoRub is applied externally to the chest or throat, so it doesn't interact with other medication the way pills can, and is not likely to cause drowsiness or jittery side effects. VapoRub may be an alternative to oral decongestants for people who suffer from hypertension, and may be suited for diabetics who are looking for a sugar-free cough suppressant. Vicks VapoRub may also be rubbed on sore muscles to relieve aches and pains.
Active Ingredients: Camphor (4.8%), Eucalyptus Oil (1.2%), Menthol (2.6%).
Inactive Ingredients: Cedarleaf Oil, Nutmeg Oil, Special Petrolatum, Thymol, Turpentine Oil.
Adults and children 2 years and older: Rub a thick layer on chest and throat or rub on sore aching muscles. If desired, cover with a soft, dry cloth but keep clothing loose so vapors can reach nose and mouth. Repeat up to 3 times daily or as directed by a doctor.
Under 2 years old: Ask a doctor.
For external use only; avoid contact with eyes. Do not use by mouth, in nostrils, with tight bandages, on wounds or damaged skin. Ask a doctor before use if you have excessive phlegm (mucus), asthma, emphysema, cough associated with smoking, or persistent or chronic cough. When using this product do not heat, microwave, use near an open flame, 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 persist for more than 7 days or come back; if cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash, or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition. If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Failure to follow these warnings could result in serious consequences. Store at room temperature.