Consumer Defense

Summary. If you visit the Vicks product page for their Vapoinhaler, you’ll find that product warnings are conspicuously absent other than the advice to call a poison control center if the contents are swallowed.

If you consult greater medical authorities on healthcare such as the WebMD page on this product, you’ll find a product warning is missing from there as well. The only information provided is, “Consult your pharmacist.”

Only the Walgreens Pharmacy product page for the Vicks VapoInhaler contains the essential product warnings that consumers should be informed about:

Do not exceed recommended dosage. This product may cause temporary discomfort such as burning, stinging, sneezing, or an increase in nasal discharge. The use of this container by more than one person may spread infection. Do not use this product for more than 3 days. Frequent or prolonged use may cause nasal congestion to recur or worsen. If symptoms persist, ask a doctor. Do not use this product if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes, or difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland unless directed by a doctor.

 

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