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Logo VICKS VAPOMIST NASAL SPRAY

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Unscheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

VICKS VAPOMIST NASAL SPRAY

COMPOSITION:
Each 15 mL contains:
Sodium Chloride 70,50 mg
Benzalkonium Chloride 0,02% m/v, Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0,05% m/v added as preservatives
Aromatics menthol, camphor and eucalyptus oil.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 16 Ear, Nose and Throat Preparations.

INDICATIONS:
Relief of blocked nose associated with colds.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
Children under the age of 6 years

WARNING:
It is dangerous to place camphor and/or menthol into the nostrils of an infant. A small quantity applied in this way may cause immediate collapse.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
For adults and children over 6 years: 1 to 2 sprays up each nostril every 4 hours, if necessary. Not more than 6 doses per day.
To use: Remove protective cap. Hold atomiser with thumb at base and nozzle between first and second fingers. Without tilting head, insert nozzle into nostril. Fully depress rim with a firm, even stroke and sniff deeply.

Do not use continuously for more than 10 days without consulting a doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Not to be taken orally. Avoid spraying into the eyes. Menthol may give rise to hypersensitivity reactions including contact dermatitis. Eucalyptus oils taken internally may cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. In large doses they cause irritation of the kidneys, bladder and urethra.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
See "Side Effects and Special Precautions".
Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
Clear, very pale yellow, aqueous solution with menthol/camphor/eucalyptus odour that foams on shaking.

PRESENTATION:
Cylindrical glass bottle with spray pump containing 15 mL.

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

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
Y/16/160

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE 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:
25 February 1992.

VICKS and VAPOMIST are registered trademarks.

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