A stuffy nose picks no time or place. Great thing nasal relief can be found – and the medicine for blocked nose carried – anywhere, anytime.

Economical, compact and effective nasal congestion relief, Vicks Inhaler has been giving fast and temporary “mobile” relief from nasal clogging due to colds, hay fever or upper respiratory allergy since 1951.

This little gem of a tube soothes clogged schnozzles and easily fits even in kiddie pockets. You can be assured that wherever cold gets to you, nasal congestion relief is just one sniff away.

Standard size: 0.5ml

Package Information


Do not use more often than every 2 hours.
Adults and children 12 years of age and over 2 inhalations in each nostril
Children 6 to under 12 years (with adult supervision) 1 inhalation in each nostril
Children 2 to 6 years Ask a doctor
Children under 2 years Do not use


Tamper evident: Do not use if printed inhaler wrap is broken or missing.

When using this product:
• Do not exceed recommended dosage.
• Temporary burning, stinging, sneezing, or increased nasal discharge may occur.
• Use of this container by more than one person may spread infection.
• Do not use for more than 7 days.
• Use only as directed.
• Frequent or prolonged use may cause nasal congestion to recur or worsen.
• Stop use and ask a doctor if symptoms persist.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.


Active Ingredients
Camphor and Menthol

Inactive Ingredients
Methyl Salicylate & Fir Needle Oil Siberian

Ratings & Reviews

This area allows consumers like you to express their own opinions and comments. Vicks® does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here nor endorses any opinions expressed within this section.

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4.16/5 (51)
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70% Recommended

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Tonight I bought one of these sticks for the first time considering the great things my wife and my good friend told me about them. I have severe breathing problems due to allergies and just this weather being so cold my skin and nose dries up and swells and I have been using arm and hammer saline spray to clear it out and usually just rub Vicks under my nose but felt I had to try this product I had no idea about and felt it was made for me! I was thrilled and opened it the second my wife walked in the door and handed it to me! But to my disappointment it was empty I thought maybe it comes empty and I have to buy the Vicks part as a refill of some sort but the back of the package says clearly camphor,menthol... and so on. So here I am researching what it should look like and it should have a white stick inside with the Vicks ingredients but I have a hallow plastic container with nothing in it!! I thought maybe it fell out when I opened it ( even though I was sitting at the table and I'm positive nothing flew out) I'm coming to the conclusion I obviously got a defective product! So disappointing! I mean it says 1 scented stick yet has nothing of the sort just an empty plastic stick haha it's almost amusing when I get past the fact I wasted my money and time looking around and researching the product thinking I'm crazy or I must be dumb... such a let down.

Originally posted on vicks.com


The Vicks Team 12/31/2020

The Vicks VapoInhaler dispenser is a two piece, bullet-shaped white plastic cylinder. The bullet contains a "wick" on the inside that rattles when you shake it. The last thing we want is to leave you feeling disappointed! When you get a chance, give us a call at (800) 873-8276 Monday-Friday 9a-6p EST so we can learn more and help.

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I have used this product for 45 years. Recently I needed to get a new one. WHAT HAPPENED?!?!?! Whatever change you made is a horrendous mistake. What was once instant relief is now instant nausea and headache. It REEKS is the nicest thing I can say. I have no use for this. Please stop this nonsense of "improving" things that don't need to be improved upon. How about you design a new package color for this new abomination then put the old formula back out. Put them side by side and let the people, your customers, decide which one is better. What a waste of money.

Originally posted on vicks.com


Vicks 12/13/2020

We appreciate your 45 years of loyalty, so we're sad to hear this was your recent experience with your VapoInhalor. You may be pleased to hear we haven't made any changes to our ingredients or formula, and we go through many quality checks to make sure you always get the best. However, it sounds like this one was snuck out of our standards, so we'd like to see what happened along the way. When you can, please give us a call to help at (800) 873-8276.

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They used to make a vapoinhaler with a nasal decongestant... Now they just give us.... The scent of vicks? No thank you

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Vicks 11/24/2020

We understand how disappointing when your favorite product is discontinued. It may help to know our non-medicated VapoInhaler is designed to help you refresh your senses. Please know it was a tough decision, but the great news is we offer our VapoRub or Sinex Nasal Spray if you need to relieve congestion. Just be sure to only use as directed. We hope this helps.