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Vicks VapoRub by The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company

Medically reviewed on January 25, 2017

Dosage form: ointment
Ingredients: CAMPHOR (SYNTHETIC) 0.048g in 1g, EUCALYPTUS OIL 0.012g in 1g, MENTHOL 0.026g in 1g
Labeler: The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company
NDC Code: 37000-544

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Vicks ® VapoRub ®

Drug Facts

Active ingredientsPurpose
Camphor 4.8%Cough suppressant & topical analgesic
Eucalyptus oil 1.2%Cough suppressant
Menthol 2.6%Cough suppressant & topical analgesic

Uses
  • on chest and throat, temporarily relieves cough due to common cold
  • on muscles and joints, temporarily relieves minor aches and pains

Warnings

For external use only; avoid contact with eyes.

Do not use
  • by mouth
  • with tight bandages
  • in nostrils
  • on wounds or damaged skin

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

When using this product, do not
  • heat
  • microwave
  • 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 more than 7 days or come back
  • cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash, or persistent headache. 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. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions

see important warnings under " When using this product"

  • adults and children 2 years and over:
  • rub a thick layer on chest & throat or rub on sore aching muscles
  • cover with a warm, dry cloth if desired
  • keep clothing loose about throat/chest to help vapors reach the nose/mouth
  • repeat up to three times per 24 hours or as directed by doctor
  • children under 2 years: do not use

Other information
  • store at room temperature

Inactive ingredients

cedarleaf oil, nutmeg oil, special petrolatum, thymol, turpentine oil

Questions?

1-800-873-8276

Made in Mexico by
Procter & Gamble Manufactura, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Dist. by Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati OH 45202.

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 170 g Jar Carton

VICKS ®

VapoRub ®

COUGH SUPPRESSANT

TOPICAL ANALGESIC

Ointment

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NET WT

6 OZ (170 g)

VICKS VAPORUB 
camphor (synthetic), eucalyptus oil, and menthol ointment
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:37000-544
Route of AdministrationTOPICALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
CAMPHOR (SYNTHETIC) (CAMPHOR (SYNTHETIC)) CAMPHOR (SYNTHETIC)0.048 g  in 1 g
EUCALYPTUS OIL (EUCALYPTUS OIL) EUCALYPTUS OIL0.012 g  in 1 g
MENTHOL (MENTHOL) MENTHOL0.026 g  in 1 g
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
CEDAR LEAF OIL 
NUTMEG OIL 
THYMOL 
TURPENTINE OIL 
Product Characteristics
ColorwhiteScore    
ShapeSize
FlavorImprint Code
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:37000-544-011 JAR in 1 CARTON
150 g in 1 JAR
2NDC:37000-544-031 JAR in 1 CARTON
2100 g in 1 JAR
3NDC:37000-544-061 JAR in 1 CARTON
3170 g in 1 JAR
4NDC:37000-544-0512 g in 1 CONTAINER
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph finalpart34107/30/1993
Labeler - The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company (004238200)

 
The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company

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