Vicks® First Defence

A medical device that is clinically proven to help you in the fight against common cold viruses. Use it at 1st signs of a cold to help reduce the risk of developing a full blown cold or you can even start using it when exposed to cold viruses!

Read label before use. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.



When to use:

  • Start to use at the first sign of a cold (scratchy throat, tickly nose or sneezing)
  • You can start using if you feel at risk of catching a cold
  • Vicks® First Defence can be used within 36 hours of experiencing symptoms

How to use:

  • Insert the nozzle into your nostril, aiming the nozzle outwards in the direction of your ear.
  • Apply 2 or 3 sprays per nostril up to 4x a day
  • Do not inhale or tilt your head backwards while pumping




The micro-gel formula physically encapsulates (traps) the cold virus in the nose and helps to prevent it from developing and spreading.


The cold viruses are trapped in the micro-gel and inactivated, reducing their ability to multiply and spread.


Then, it flushes the nose to help naturally remove the inactivated virus (toward the stomach or by blowing one’s nose).




Aqua, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (1 %), Succinic Acid (1 %), DisodiumSuccinate (0.44 %), PCA (0.35 %), Phenethyl Alcohol, Zinc EDTA, Zinc Acetate, Polysorbate 80, Menthol, Camphor, Sodium Saccharin, Eucalyptol.

Directions for use:

  • This device is for use by persons aged 12 years or above with first sign of a cold.
  • Apply 2-3 sprays per nostril up to 4 times a day. Allow 4 hours between application, no more than 4 applications in 24 hours.


  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
  • Do not use this product in case of hypersensitivity to ingredients.
  • In the unlikely event of a serious suspected problem with this product consult your healthcare professional.

Read label before use. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
#This product can be used within 36 hours of experiencing first symptoms.

Ratings & Reviews

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Manila, Ph
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Yes, it may have the discomfort in the beginning, but the effectiveness of this product is almost instant! Will definitely recommend this to my friends and family members.

Yes, I recommend this product

*Your Location:
Tucson, Ariuzona
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This product works

Thgis product has helped me stave off a couple of colds already. It is not harsh as some people claim though perhaps they are just overly sensitive. It is acidic and doesn't taste good but is not too bad. Better than a cold...

Yes, I recommend this product

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South africa
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This product caused the worst pain in my nasal passage. It's harsh when you apply it. It took days to recover from the discomfort.

No, I don't recommend this product