Vicks Vaporub (Menthol - non Rx) Medication


Vicks Vaporub (Menthol - non Rx)

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Drug Description


Vicks VapoRub is a topical ointment that contains a combination of active ingredients, including camphor, eucalyptus oil, and menthol. When applied to the chest, throat, and back, these ingredients produce a cooling and soothing effect that can help relieve cough and congestion symptoms. 

Vicks VapoRub is intended for use by individuals aged two and up. This is designed to be used as a cough suppressant and is not intended to treat underlying respiratory conditions. 

Always follow the instructions provided with any medication or product, and to consult with a healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns about using Vicks VapoRub or any other medicines. 

Uses and Dosage 

For individuals aged two years and older, the recommended application method for Vicks VapoRub is to apply a thick layer to the chest and throat area or massage it onto sore and aching muscles. 

A warm, dry cloth may be placed over the treated area if desired. Loose clothing around the chest and throat region should be worn to facilitate the diffusion of medicated vapors toward the nose and mouth. 

The application may be repeated thrice within 24 hours or following medical advice. This is imperative to note that Vicks VapoRub should not be administered to children below the age of 2 years. 

Side effects 

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as: 

  • Hives 
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat 

There is a possibility of experiencing less severe side effects, which may be more probable or nonexistent. 


For external use only, avoid contact with eyes. 

Avoid using this product orally, with tight bandages, in the nostrils, or on wounds or damaged skin. Kindly consult a physician before using this product if you experience a cough accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus) or a persistent or chronic cough associated with smoking, asthma, or emphysema. 

When using this product, do not heat, microwave, add it to hot water, or place it in any container where the water is being heated, as it may result in splattering and burns. 

Discontinue use of this product and consult a physician if muscle aches and pains persist for more than seven days or reoccur or if a cough lasts longer than seven days, returns, or presents with fever, rash, or persistent headache, as these could be indications of a severe underlying condition. 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, seek the advice of a healthcare professional before using this product. Keep this product out of reach of children. In the event of ingestion, seek medical assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately. 

Additional information

Generic name:

Menthol – non Rx





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