Vicks VapoRub ointment pot 100 g
Vicks VapoRub Salbe Topf 100 g
What is Vicks VapoRub and when is it used?
Vicks VapoRub is an ointment for topical use (rubbing on the chest, neck and back) or inhalation for symptoms of the common cold in children and adults.
It contains essential plant oils and components thereof, some of which are absorbed through the skin and some are inhaled. Vicks VapoRub makes breathing easier and promotes restful sleep when rubbed in before bed. Vicks VapoRub is used for colds of the upper respiratory tract with cough, runny nose, sore throat and bronchial symptoms.
What should be considered?
If the symptoms persist for more than a week without signs of improvement, a doctor should be consulted.
When should Vicks VapoRub not be used?
Vicks VapoRub should not be used if you know Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients (see «Composition»). In the case of damaged or inflamed skin, open wounds, burns or skin and children's diseases with exanthema, bronchial asthma, whooping cough as well as pseudocroup and other respiratory diseases that are associated with pronounced hypersensitivity of the airways (when inhaled, the active ingredients can in turn lead to cramping of the bronchial muscles). Do not inhale in case of acute pneumonia.
Do not inhale in infants and small children under the age of 2 years because of the risk of glottal spasm, and do not inhale in children under the age of 6.
Do not use on the face; don't swallow. Avoid contact with eyes, nose and mouth.
When should caution be used when using Vicks VapoRub?
Use with caution in children under 7 years of age. Use a little ointment for the first application to ensure that the skin tolerates the ointment. If children experience fever or difficulty breathing, if the cough is very severe or persistent, if the symptoms of a cold persist, if there is a skin rash or persistent headache, a doctor should be consulted.
Do not apply as a tight bandage; do not use with heating pads or other types of heat.
For external use only. Consult a doctor immediately if your child accidentally swallows Vicks VapoRub.
Inform your doctor, pharmacist or druggist if you suffer from other illnesses, have allergies or are taking other medicines (even those you bought yourself!) or use them externally.
Can Vicks VapoRub be used while pregnant or breastfeeding?Vicks VapoRub should only be used during pregnancy with caution and after consulting your doctor. Do not apply to the breast area of the breastfeeding mother while breastfeeding.
How do you use Vicks VapoRub?
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor:
Rub: Rub onto the chest, neck and back several times a day (2-4 times). Children over 2 years the amount of a teaspoon, adults 2-3 times the amount of a teaspoon.
Only cover with loose clothing so that the vapors can be inhaled easily.
Warning: Use carefully in children under 7 years.
Inhalation: several times a day (2-4 times) put 1 teaspoon in a bowl with 1 liter of very hot (not boiling) water and carefully inhale the vapors for 10-15 minutes. Do not reheat liquid. Never heat the water in the microwave. Supervise children during use.
Caution: Inhalation is not suitable for children under the age of 6!
Observe the dosage specified in the package leaflet or prescribed by your doctor. If you think the medicine is too weakOr too strong, you speak to your doctor, pharmacist or doctor, pharmacist.
What side effects can vicks vaporub have? eme) reports. In this case stop the treatment. If the irritation or reddening of the skin persists or even worsens, consult a doctor.
If you notice any side effects that are not described here, you should inform your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What else needs to be considered?
The medicine may only be used up to the date marked "EXP" on the container. Keep out of the reach of children and store at room temperature (15-25 °C).
Use after opening: 3 months.
Your doctor, pharmacist or druggist can provide you with further information.
What does Vicks VapoRub contain?
1 g of ointment contains:
Active ingredients: racemic camphor 50 mg, Levomenthol 27.5 mg, medicinal turpentine oil 50 mg, eucalyptus oil 15 mg, thymol 2.5 mg.
Excipients: Aromatica (cedarwood oil), white vaseline.
Where can you get Vicks VapoRub? What packs are available?
In pharmacies and drugstores without a doctor's prescription.
Pots of 50 g and 100 g.
Marketing Authorization Holder
Procter & Gamble Switzerland SARL, Lancy.
Domicile: 1213 Petit-Lancy.
This leaflet was last checked by the drug authority (Swissmedic) in February 2013.
Internal version number: 2.2