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

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3.93/5 (60)
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72% Recommended

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It's been a few years since I have found these and bought any and I am so disappointed. As the previous reviews state, bring back the old formula. I'm not sure what magic y'all took out but God does it make a huge difference in effectiveness!!! Please bring original formula back for us die hard vapo inhaler lovers please!!!!!

Originally posted on vicks.com


Vicks Team 11/22/2021

We're disappointed to hear you didin't get the expected results from your VapoInhaler. When you have a little free time, please reach out to us at (800) 873-8276, and we'll help you get the results you're looking for.

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It’s decent depending on how stuffy you are. It’s missing that one special ingredient.... the good stuff. Vick’s knows what I mean. Put it back in there.

Originally posted on vicks.com


The Vicks Team 08/20/2021

We're sad to hear that you're not getting the refreshing Vicks vapors that you know and love with the Vicks VapoInhaler. We have many quality checks in place with our VapoInhaler and because of your feedback, we'd like to hear more and help out. Give us a call at (800) 873-8276 any time Monday-Friday 9a-6p EST, we're eager to help.

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I use various Vicks products and have for many years. The portability of the compact VapoInhaler case design fulfills a unique application role that cannot easily be achieved through the use of other Vicks products, such as Sinex and VapoRub, which use different formulas and considerably larger container sizes. However, the current formulation of Vicks VapoInhaler does not work for me at all. In a recent (April 12, 2021) review on this website, the reviewer gave their opinion that the new formulation of Vicks VapoInhaler doesn't work as well as the old one did. Vicks' response was one of surprise, based on the fact that the formulation hasn't changed since 2004. It is important for Vicks to understand that some of us (likely more accurately, millions) actually remember how well the old formulation worked and why we think it is a superior product, as compared to the current rendition. Vicks should also note that other manufacturers, obviously out of a perceived market need, have appeared to copy the pre-2004 Vicks formulation, or, have come very close with what appears to be a formula indistinguishable from the older Vicks formulation in composition, appearance, scent and most importantly, practical effectiveness. For the reasons that Vicks seems to be committed to the newer (2004) version of their VapoInhaler and finding it personally ineffective for nasal congestion, I will continue to seek out and use the "off-brand" versions that, fortunately, do a great job of mimicking the pre-2004 Vicks VapoInhaler. In closing, I will echo the words of the other reviewer: BRING BACK THE OLD FORMULA.

Originally posted on vicks.com


The Vicks Team 04/28/2021

As a long time Vicks user, the last thing we want is to leave you feeling disappointed. We have many quality checks in place with our products, and your feedback so far is grealty appreciated. We'd like to learn more about your recent VapoInhaler purchase, so we can help out! Give us a call at (800) 873-8276 Monday-Friday 9a-6p EST, we're eager to assist.