Vicks VapoRub is used for the symptomatic relief of nasal catarrh and congestion, sore throat and also cough due to colds.
What are the active ingredients of Vick’s VapoRub?
Vicks Vaporub Inhalation Vapour, Ointment Levomenthol 2.75%, w/wCamphor 5.00%, w/wEucalyptus Oil 1.50%, w/w Turpentine Oil 5.00% w/w
Name of the active substances: Quantity Unit
- Levomenthol 2.75 % w/w
Camphor 5.00 % w/w
- Eucalyptus oil 1.50 % w/w
- Turpentine oil 5.00 % w/w
How do I use Vicks VapoRub?
Adults and children over 2 years
Rub the indicated amount onto the areas indicated (e.g. chest, back) and repeat up
to 2-4 times a day as needed. Wear loose clothing to facilitate the inhalation of the
Adults and children over 6 years
Place 1 – 2 x 5ml Spoonfuls as indicated into a bowl of hot (not boiling) water. Inhale
the vapours for up to 10 – 15 minutes per time. Do not heat in the microwave or
reheat this mixture. Children should always be supervised.