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Vicks VapoRub

3. How to use Vicks VapoRub
Adults:
• Rub Vicks VapoRub liberally on the chest, throat and back
• Cover whole area for maximum effect
• Leave nightclothes loose to allow vapours to be inhaled easily.
Or
Adults:
• Place hot (not boiling) water in a suitable bowl for inhalation
• Melt two teaspoons of VapoRub into the bowl of hot water
• Keep sufficient distance from mixture in bowl to avoid burning of the face due to
hot vapours
• Inhale the medicated vapours for 10-15 minutes.
Caution: never re-heat the mixture or heat VapoRub in a microwave
Children: over 2 years of age
• Apply Vicks VapoRub lightly to the chest and back
• Rub in gently
• Leave clothes loose to allow vapours to be inhaled easily.
Vicks VapoRub is for external use only
In the case of accidental swallowing of Vicks VapoRub by a child, it is
important to consult a physician without delay who can provide any
necessary treatment. Do not try to induce vomiting.
If symptoms persist or in case of fever, consult your doctor or
pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Vicks VapoRub can cause side effects, although not everyone
gets them.
Redness or irritation of the skin, irritation of the eyes (by inhalation) or allergic
reactions can occur. These are usually mild and occur rarely.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly (see details below).
United Kingdom: via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
Malta: ADR Reporting www.medicinesauthority.gov.mt/adrportal
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.
5. How to store Vicks VapoRub
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use Vicks VapoRub after the expiry date which is printed on the jar or
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month stated.
6. Further information
What Vicks VapoRub contains:
Active ingredients: levomenthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil and turpentine oil.
Other ingredients: thymol, cedarwood oil and white soft paraffin.
This pack may contain 50, or 100 grams of ointment.

ointment
Camphor 5% w/w, Turpentine oil 5% w/w,
Levomenthol 2.75% w/w, Eucalyptus oil 1.5% w/w
Patient information leaflet

In this leaflet:
1. What Vicks VapoRub is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Vicks VapoRub
3. How to use Vicks VapoRub
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Vicks VapoRub
6. Further information
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important
information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to
use Vicks VapoRub carefully to get the best results from it.
– Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
– Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
– If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
– You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
1. What Vicks VapoRub is and what it is used for
Vicks VapoRub is an ointment which is used to relieve nasal catarrh
(inflammation of mucous membranes in the nose and throat),
congestion (a blocked nose), sore throat and coughs due to colds. Vicks VapoRub
contains four active ingredients: Camphor, Turpentine oil,
Levomenthol and Eucalyptus oil.
• Levomenthol and camphor calm a cough
• Eucalyptus oil and Levomenthol relieve nasal congestion (blocked nose)
• Eucalyptus oil relieves catarrh
2. Before you use Vicks VapoRub
Do not use Vicks VapoRub:
• if you are allergic to any of the actives or other ingredients (see section 6)
• on children under 2 years
• as an inhalation for children under 12 years
• on broken skin, wounds or mucous membranes
• swallow or apply directly onto the nostrils, eyes, mouth or face
Do not bandage tightly.
Do not use with heat wrap.
Take special care with Vicks VapoRub
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you:
• have a history of airway disease or asthma
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Vicks
VapoRub. Vicks VapoRub should not be used on the mother's chest during breastfeeding as there is a very low chance that the baby's breathing may be affected.

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Marketing Authorisation Holder: Procter & Gamble (Health & Beauty Care) Limited,
Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0XP, UK (send all enquiries to this address).
Manufacturer: Procter & Gamble Manufacturing GmbH, Procter & Gamble Strasse 1,
64521 Gross-Gerau, Germany.
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Marketing Authorisation Holder: Procter & Gamble (Health & Beauty Care) Limited,
Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0XP, UK (send all enquiries to this address).
Manufacturer: Procter & Gamble Manufacturing GmbH, Procter & Gamble Strasse 1,
64521 Gross-Gerau, Germany.
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03/2015

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1. What Vicks VapoRub is and what it is used for
Vicks VapoRub is an ointment which is used to relieve nasal catarrh
(inflammation of mucous membranes in the nose and throat),
congestion (a blocked nose), sore throat and coughs due to colds. Vicks VapoRub
contains four active ingredients: Camphor, Turpentine oil,
Levomenthol and Eucalyptus oil.
• Levomenthol and camphor calm a cough
• Eucalyptus oil and Levomenthol relieve nasal congestion (blocked nose)
• Eucalyptus oil relieves catarrh
2. Before you use Vicks VapoRub
Do not use Vicks VapoRub:
• if you are allergic to any of the actives or other ingredients (see section 6)
• on children under 2 years
• as an inhalation for children under 12 years
• on broken skin, wounds or mucous membranes
• swallow or apply directly onto the nostrils, eyes, mouth or face
Do not bandage tightly.
Do not use with heat wrap.
Take special care with Vicks VapoRub
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you:
• have a history of airway disease or asthma
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Vicks
VapoRub. Vicks VapoRub should not be used on the mother's chest during breastfeeding as there is a very low chance that the baby's breathing may be affected.

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This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to
use Vicks VapoRub carefully to get the best results from it.
– Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
– Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
– If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
– You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.

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Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important
information for you.

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FRONT

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In this leaflet:
1. What Vicks VapoRub is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Vicks VapoRub
3. How to use Vicks VapoRub
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Vicks VapoRub
6. Further information

3. How to use Vicks VapoRub
Adults:
• Rub Vicks VapoRub liberally on the chest, throat and back
• Cover whole area for maximum effect
• Leave nightclothes loose to allow vapours to be inhaled easily.
Or
Adults:
• Place hot (not boiling) water in a suitable bowl for inhalation
• Melt two teaspoons of VapoRub into the bowl of hot water
• Keep sufficient distance from mixture in bowl to avoid burning of the face due to
hot vapours
• Inhale the medicated vapours for 10-15 minutes.
Caution: never re-heat the mixture or heat VapoRub in a microwave
Children: over 2 years of age
• Apply Vicks VapoRub lightly to the chest and back
• Rub in gently
• Leave clothes loose to allow vapours to be inhaled easily.
Vicks VapoRub is for external use only
In the case of accidental swallowing of Vicks VapoRub by a child, it is
important to consult a physician without delay who can provide any
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necessary treatment. Do not try to induce vomiting.
If symptoms persist or in case of fever, consult your doctor or
pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Vicks VapoRub can cause side effects, although not everyone
gets them.
Redness or irritation of the skin, irritation of the eyes (by inhalation) or allergic
reactions can occur. These are usually mild and occur rarely.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly (see details below).
United Kingdom: via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
Malta: ADR Reporting www.medicinesauthority.gov.mt/adrportal
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.
5. How to store Vicks VapoRub
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use Vicks VapoRub after the expiry date which is printed on the jar or
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month stated.
6. Further information
What Vicks VapoRub contains:
Active ingredients: levomenthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil and turpentine oil.
Other ingredients: thymol, cedarwood oil and white soft paraffin.
This pack may contain 50, or 100 grams of ointment.

8mm

50mm

Patient information leaflet

BACK

ointment
Camphor 5% w/w, Turpentine oil 5% w/w,
Levomenthol 2.75% w/w, Eucalyptus oil 1.5% w/w

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REG0164594

Version 0.1

Vicks Vaporub Ointment 50g/100g
(P) UK,MT

324
25-2-15

CP
PIL
120x210mm

IPMS:
MPMS:
Tech Drw No:62908953.004
Region: Europe
Manf. Plant: GG
Substrate:
Printing process:
Printer:
Laetus:
SGS File Reference:

Guide
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Used fonts list (Reference)
Futura,Univers
Body copy:9.5pt
Min font size used:8pt
(Marketing and
manufacturing info)

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