vicks vapourub
Vicks Vapourub

Vicks Vapourub

vicks vapourub
Vicks Vapourub is a fast-acting topical treatment for up to 8 hours of relief from common cold symptoms. The VapoRub ointment can relieve symptoms of a blocked nose, sore throat, congestion and common cough.
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What is Vicks Vapourub?

It is an oitnment which helps to clear congestion and inflmation of musucus in the nose and throuat area.

How does Vicks Vapourub work?

The active ingredients eucalyptus oil and levomenthol work to relive symptoms of a blocked nose, cough and sore throat.

Is Vicks Vapourub suitable for me?

Vicks Vapourub can be used by those over the age of 2 who are suffering from the symotms mentioned.

Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur. Please examine whether you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients.

Possible Side Effects

  • redness
  • skin irrtitation
  • stinging eyes (through inhalation method)

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


Next Day Delivery Guarantee

All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.


Our Discreet Packaging Promise

We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!


Recommended Dosage for Vicks Vapourub 

Rubbing Ointment 

  • suitable method for those over the age of 2
  • the vapourub can be rubbed onto the chest, back and feet 
  • it can be applied as and whenever is needed


  • suitable for those over the age of 6 
  • melt 1-2 spoonfuls of the Vaporub into hot water
  • inhale the medicated vapour for 5-15 minutes 

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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How to place an order
Checkout online

Add your item to the cart and checkout securely using our express checkout online.

Next day delivery

Once you have placed an order you should receive it the next working day if you placed the order before 14:00 or the day after if placed after 14:00.

Recieve your order

It is that straightforward, you will now recieve your order to the comfort of your home or delivery address.

What is the best way to inhale the vapour?

To get the best results from Vicks Vapourub melt 1-2 spoonfuls of the vapour into hot water. Then place your face over the bowl at a safe distance with your eyes closed, to avoid irritation. Finally, inhale the medicated vapour for no more than 15 minutes at a time.

What is the best temperature for Vicks Vapourub inhalation?

The Vicks Vapourub results are best when the ointment is added to hot water, not boiling water. Do not reheat the solution of the vapour rub and hot water in the microwave.

Is this medication suitable for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

How is the medication delivered?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

Does Vicks Vapourub help chest congetsion?

Vicks Vapourub does not treat the cold or flu, instead it helps to relieve the symptoms.

What is the best way to apply Vicks Vapourub as an ointment?

It is beneficial to apply the oinment generously and wear lose clothing after application to allow it to be absorbed into the skin.

How do I order my medication?

Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.

Can I cancel or return my order?

For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.

You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.

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