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Logo VICKS VAPORUB OINTMENT

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

VICKS VAPORUB OINTMENT

COMPOSITION
Each gram contains:
Menthol 28,2 mg
Camphor 52,6 mg
Oil of Eucalyptus 13,3 mg
Oil of Nutmeg 5,2 mg
Oil of Cedar Leaf 4,4 mg
Turpentine Oil 46,8 mg
Thymol 0,9 mg

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
A 10.2.2. Others.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION
Nasal decongestant.

INDICATIONS
For relief of congestive symptoms associated with sinusitis, head cold, nasal catarrh and nasal congestion.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Only when known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients exists.

WARNINGS
It is dangerous to apply Vicks VapoRub to the nostrils of infants as it may cause immediate collapse.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Colds:
For congestion in nose and chest, sore throat, coughs, muscular tightness. Massage Vicks VapoRub vigorously on chest, throat and back. Then spread a thick layer on chest. Keep the body warm. Repeat at bedtime.
Head Colds, Nasal Catarrh: Twice daily melt 2 medicine measuresful of Vicks VapoRub in very hot water and inhale the vapours. Never reheat the mixture, never heat while inhaling.

For external use only.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Do not swallow or place in nostrils. Never reheat the mixture.
Never heat while inhaling.
Menthol and essential oils may give rise to hypersensitivity reactions including contact dermatitis. Ingestion of menthol, camphor and essential oils may cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea drowsiness and coma.
Consult a doctor if symptoms persist.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT
Menthol and camphor: Empty stomach by gastric lavage. Administer a saline laxative and activated charcoal by mouth. Convulsions may be controlled by slow intraveneous administration of diazepam, or if necessary, a short-acting barbiturate such as thiopentone sodium.

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
None.

IDENTIFICATION
Vicks VapoRub is a soft smooth white opaque ointment with a menthol/camphor odour.

PRESENTATION
9 g tin
50 g jar

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Store below 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.

REFERENCE NUMBER
G801/Act/101/1965

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT
Procter & Gamble S.A. (Pty) Ltd.
Reg. No. 57/03295/07
Made in South Africa by Procter & Gamble S.A. (Pty) Ltd
25 Newton Street, Spartan, Kempton Park 1619

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT
15 February 1994

VICKS and VAPORUB are registered trademarks.

RED PMS 186 C        O/N 37361

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