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Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray - 15ml

by Vicks
  • It can also reduce symptom severity and duration
  • Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray has been clinically proven to help stop a cold in its tracks and not develop into a full-blown cold
  • Vicks First Defence nasal spray is a medical device.
  • Usually Despatches Within 2 Working Days


Product Description

    • It simply works in a physical way using three key actions, which supplement the body’s natural ability to trap disarm and remove cold viruses before they take hold
    • Once there, the gel’s unique triple action formula creates a hostile environment, traps the virus and then helps the body to flush it out :

      The micro gel supplements the body's own defence mechanism - mucus - to coat the virus so it cannot dock to the body’s cells

      The gel's low pH inactivates the virus (viruses thrive in higher pH environments)

      Ingredients in the gel trigger the body to create mucus – helping to flush out the trapped, disarmed viruses
    • Vicks First Defence is a unique micro gel nasal spray that contains no drug ingredients
    • The spray action ensures the Micro Gel is transferred to the back of the nasal passage where the cold virus first takes hold


  • Aqua, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Succinic Acid, Disodium Succinate, PCA, Phenethyl Alcohol, Zinc EDTA, Zinc Acetate, Polysorbate 80, Aroma: (Menthol, Camphor, Eucalyptol), Sodium Saccharin).


  • Check the ingredients listed below and do not use this product if you are sensitive to any of them.
    See your doctor before using this product if you have nose, ear or throat sensitivities.
    Infection with a cold can also irritate the lining of your nose sometimes causing nose bleeding. Vicks First Defence nasal spray, like other nasal preparations, can irritate the lining of the nose which can result in nose bleeding. Such bleeding is rare, usually minor and of short duration. Should nose bleeding occur during a cold, avoid using Vicks First Defence nasal spray. If nose bleed occurs whilst using (or soon after using) the product, discontinue use. If nose bleed for any reason is heavy or persistent, consult your doctor.


  • Adults and children (12 years & older): Apply 2-3 sprays per nostril up to 4 times a day. Allow 4 hours between applications, no more than 4 applications in 24 hours.
    For best results continue to use for 2 days after symptoms subside.
    Use only as directed: Without tilting your head, insert the nozzle into your nostril, aiming the nozzle outwards in the direction of your ear. Then fully depress the pump 2 or 3 times with firm even strokes and avoid inhaling deeply. Repeat for the other nostril.

Related Products

  • Vicks offer a range of products for the relief of symptoms of colds and coughs.

About Brand

  • The Vicks legacy is about more than just cold and flu medicine. It’s about helping families to get the most out of life, every day even on sick days for more than 100 years.

    Vicks offer a range of products for the relief of symptoms of colds and coughs. Everything you need when you’re sick to make every day and night worth holding onto. So go ahead: breathe life in. Vicks can be there for you.

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Product Reviews(48)


Average Item Rating:

It works
  • Added by Wato
  • Date: 03/10/2016

This nasal spray will halt a cold if used as soon as your throat is sore & you can feel a cold in the making.

Best Cold and Flu Defence
  • Added by MummaJen
  • Date: 08/08/2016

We can't buy this in Australia anymore so have been purchasing from Auravita for quite a while. Great product. Excellent customer service.

Great Product!
  • Added by Ado83
  • Date: 10/06/2016

Great product. I live in New Zealand and I always buy it from Auravita as it is very convenient this way. Vicks First Defence is your best travel-mate for your trips!

Great Product
  • Added by Madge
  • Date: 27/04/2016

Was really sad when they stopped selling this in New Zealand. I'm very happy to find I could still get it online. You can never prove you would have got a cold, but using it after being close to others who are ill, or at the first sign of a sore throat or on long distance flights, I find with using this I haven't become ill. So I'm reasonably convinced of its effectiveness and it's not difficult to use.

Great Product
  • Added by Robbie
  • Date: 26/04/2016

Great product that really does work preventing colds, with Grandchildren around me all the time, Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray is what I keep on me at all times and at the first sign of a sniffle coming from anybody near me, be it people walking past you who happen to cough or sneeze or family I reach for my First Defence and it works every single time preventing me from catching cold or flu but it must be used immediately you are in contact with someone who has a cold, amazing product.

Very Good Product
  • Added by Britt
  • Date: 29/02/2016

This product is a must and should be a must in every home, to stop a cold. It works!

Great Product!
  • Added by Bodie
  • Date: 19/01/2016

Excellent as a preventative measure when travelling by air.

Great Service.
  • Added by Joss
  • Date: 17/11/2015

So grateful to be able to buy this product as it is unavailable in Australia. Its fantastic and works even for long term sinusitis. Prompt service. Thanks so much.

It Really Works.
  • Added by Sniffy
  • Date: 01/09/2015

So pleased to be able to purchase this product from the UK as it is no longer on sale in Australia. It's really great. Stops you getting a cold when you use it after the first symptoms.

  • Added by Cold Free
  • Date: 15/08/2015

This stuff has to be tried to be believed. It is very very effective in what it does. It's so effective that they stopped selling it here in Australia as it slowed the sale of other conventional cold remedies. I've used it since 2006 and have never had a cold take hold since then. The first sign of cold, eg itchy back of throat I take as sniff dose and another 8 hours later and job done, no cold. I also use it as preventive if I know I will be exposed on bus or air travel etc. Very very Good.

Great Product.
  • Added by aniladog
  • Date: 29/07/2015

This is an excellent product. If used as soon as a sign of a cold appears it does stop it progressing. My family all use it and agree to its effectiveness. I thoroughly recommend this product.

Amazing product
  • Added by Mavis
  • Date: 28/04/2015

Just ordered my 2nd supply of First Defence as it is no longer available in NZ or Aus. Rapid delivery last time and so pleased I can get it through Auravita as my husband has just successfully quashed a head cold with it.

First Defence
  • Added by graemeop
  • Date: 16/04/2015

We can no longer buy First Defence in New Zealand. This product actually works. Thanks for stocking it Auravita.

Great - a shame no longer available in Australia
  • Added by Gertie
  • Date: 16/02/2015

It works well but many chemists didn't like it in Australia due to lack of clinical data. Luckily still available O/S. Works great if you get in quick at the first signs.

Great product
  • Added by Terry
  • Date: 31/12/2014

This is the only product I have come across that stops a cold from developing into a full blown one. The other nasal spray products tend to focus on relieving symptoms. However, you have to recognise the initial symptoms of a cold AND be diligent to use this product. The earlier you use it when symptoms appear, the more effective I found it to be.

forget the rest - this is the best!
  • Added by vicksfan
  • Date: 09/09/2014

Forget trying to ward off a headcold with garlic, vitamin C etc. This is the best product we've ever used in our family. It actually works! It's well worth it. As soon as you feel a tickle in the back of the throat or bit stuffy-nosed, two quick sprays and a couple of deep breaths and the cold never develops into that nasty illness that knocks you flat. I'm so pleased it's still available, online! Could not do without it.

1st Defence
  • Added by BobJ
  • Date: 11/07/2014

Product must be too effective. Vicks removed the item for sale in Australia. This is my second order from Britain.

This is brilliant!
  • Added by Ziggy
  • Date: 04/07/2014

9 out of 10 times this product will stop your cold! I used to get two or three colds every year until I found this product. I had my first cold in two years a few weeks back. Why NZ has stopped selling this product I truly do not know. Thank goodness we can buy it from the UK.

fantastic stuff
  • Added by Miss Healthy
  • Date: 21/06/2014

I hope they never stop making this, it does everything it claims. Have not had the flu or a cold since using the First Defence. Excellent for travelling on planes.

Excellent product
  • Added by Babe
  • Date: 12/06/2014

Product works for me! If I get the first sign of a cold and use as directed I can stop the cold from developing thus minimising time off and being very miserable. It's great!

Fantastic product
  • Added by Nick
  • Date: 05/06/2014

This stuff really does work. I was very disappointed when it was no longer sold in Australia so I am naturally delighted to be able to get it online. Thanks

Excellent product
  • Added by Wynt
  • Date: 29/05/2014

We have used this product for several years and have found it very successful in helping to prevent colds

It just Works
  • Added by WhytWulf
  • Date: 27/05/2014

This product is no longer sold in New Zealand and Australia, which is a shame. I have 1 bottle at home, and 1 at work. When ever I feel the start of something a couple of hits in the day and that is the last I see of the oncoming cold. It does sometimes tingle a little but only for half a minute or so, small price to pay for a working product.

Really works
  • Added by Nimrod
  • Date: 09/05/2014

Lives up to the claims made for it and is worth every penny. Use the moment you feel those first symptoms, and you will never have another cold.

excellent product
  • Added by jaqawig
  • Date: 02/05/2014

First Defence really works. For some reason they have stopped selling this in Australia, so I am thrilled to be able to get it online from Auravita... we are going into winter down under so I like to have it in my medicine cupboard. It is very reasonably priced and the postage isn't prohibitive as it sometimes can be.

  • Added by Yellayella
  • Date: 04/04/2014

A fantastic product that is so effective in stopping colds before they have fully set in that New Zealand no longer sells it as other companies making medications to treat the symptoms of colds were losing too much money. Highly recommend this item!

  • Added by jvtheartsong
  • Date: 07/03/2014

Have used this product for three years since finding it during a trip to London. I have not had a cold during that time. I use the product at the onset of a cold and the cold gets stopped in its tracks. Nothing like it in US. Well worth the expense.

Great product
  • Added by Lorri
  • Date: 28/01/2014

Love this product! Haven't had a cold for 3 years as I carry this product with me when in crowds and around infected people. Unfortunately it is now unavailable in Australia

It Works
  • Added by Eggman
  • Date: 05/12/2013

I'm skeptical by nature and all I can say is, if this is a placebo then it's a very good one! I have been using First Defence for some years and have not had more than a hint of a cold until recently when I ran out. As the product is no longer sold in Australia, I had to order online from the UK. While it arrived very quickly, alas the cold was established. I don't plan to run out of supplies again!

Surprise product
  • Added by Broom
  • Date: 25/09/2013

By the 3rd day of a 6 week bus holiday in the UK, several people came down with very heavy colds so I went to a chemist shop where a chemist introduced me to the nasal spray First Defence. The very next day I began to feel the typical symptoms of a cold coming on with sneezing & a sore throat. I immediately put into action the Nasal Spray & within the hour, all signs of the cold had gone. In the following 6 weeks this reoccurred twice more & both times all symptoms where eliminated.

This Works!
  • Added by Jeez Louize
  • Date: 24/09/2013

Vicks stopped supply of this product in Australia and lots of us are very disappointed as this product does what it claims - STOPS A COLD in its tracks. Thanks Auravita for offering First defence for sale to Australia. We are all now very well prepared for our next cold!

Pity we cant but it in Australia
  • Added by Aussiepom
  • Date: 18/09/2013

Pity we cant buy it in Australia any more but thank goodness for the internet. This stuff really works. Auravita sent the goods promptly and the price wasn't too bad - certainly less than some other sites.

Miracle spray
  • Added by Jaxstix
  • Date: 17/09/2013

This nasal spray is the most wonderful miracle medicine. As soon as you feel a cold symptom developing, like a sore or scratchy throat, just spray two squirts up each nostril and the symptoms disappear within a few hours. But if you leave the symptoms even a day to develop, then it's not so effective. I can't remember the last time I had a cold - wow!

Excellent product
  • Added by Poppin
  • Date: 11/07/2013

We have used Vicks first Defence for many years at the first sign of a cold eg sore throat.It seems to stop the cold from getting hold and thus we haven't suffered from colds for a long time.Recommend this product.

Great product
  • Added by earl
  • Date: 26/06/2013

Fitst Defence does exactly what is claimed. Effective, simple to use and has not had any adverse effects.

Great Product
  • Added by Aussie Ana
  • Date: 21/05/2013

I have used this product for my family for 10 years now to combat the flu. At the start of every Winter my family takes Vicks First Defence, and it has never failed to keep the 'flu at bay. I would be lost without this product. It is a great product and the best flu preventative I have found that really works. Easy to use too.

Top product
  • Added by Simon
  • Date: 07/05/2013

Excellent product. Works really well to ward off colds when you first feel the symptoms.

The best from Vicks!
  • Added by nolongersufferer
  • Date: 06/05/2013

I tested this product for Vicks in the early 90s. Can't say enough about how this stuff really works. Stops a cold in its tracks. Why suffer for a week to 10 days with an awful cold. Use this stuff within the first 2 days of a cold and be done with it on day 4! Great product

Vicks First Defence - It works
  • Added by Overseas buyer
  • Date: 01/05/2013

I used to buy this product when it was sold in Australia. Now Vicks have taken it off the market there, so I am ordering it from the U.K. A great product that does what it says. I'm a bit puzzled though as to why it took three weeks to arrive by Airmail.

no more sniffles
  • Added by sniffles
  • Date: 22/04/2013

Had to go across the other side of the world to get this product because IT WORKS!

Vicks First Defence Spray
  • Added by windmill89j
  • Date: 08/04/2013

Well i have not had a cold to try this on yet but i can say the shipping to Australia was very fast, Seems you run a very tight and professional business there. Will come back to buy again. :)

First use First Defence!
  • Added by Expat
  • Date: 20/03/2013

At the 'first sneeze' I use this and it works for me. It also seems to offer protection from catching a cold if used before boarding an aeroplane!

effective product
  • Added by papillon
  • Date: 20/03/2013

I was very apprehensive when told about First Defence but I wouldn`t be without it now .It is very effective in reducing the symptons of colds and if used immediately the cold disappears overnight. It is excellent

Great Help for time poor full-time employees
  • Added by Nicky
  • Date: 22/01/2013

This is a fantastic product as it helps save days of misery and ill helath. As a working 'mum' I can only stress the brilliance of this product !. The family and kids at school are sick with colds and flu etc and me...I just take my first defence ( one in the office, one in the car, one at home and one in my handbag) straight away when any tiny sign of a cold pops up and...I can continue as normal even though everyone else might be laid up with the 'cold or flu'. So, thanks again!

Really works
  • Added by MezH
  • Date: 14/01/2013

Delighted to find this product at your store as it's now unavailable (discontinued) in Oz & it was cheaper to buy from you, including postage, anyway. From experience, I can say it really works - which is probably why it's been discontinued as Vicks would make more money on their other cold products!! Hope there's lots of stock still left in UK/Europe!

Great product
  • Added by Relle
  • Date: 09/01/2013

I have used this product for years and at the first hint of a cold start using it. The cold never progresses to the usual cold and symptoms disappear very quickly. I have travelled overseas for weeks and my husband (who doesn't believe in taking anything)has had two colds while I have taken this at the first sigh and managed to enjoy my whole holiday healthily. I can't live without it and have no idea why Vicks has stopped selling it in Australia. Thank you

It works
  • Added by bennvida
  • Date: 19/07/2012

This is the only product I know of that actually works to stop colds developing beyond the early stages. I was really annoyed to find that Vicks had stopped supplying it in Australia and so I looked on-line for another source. I am delighted to have found Auravita and to have received my supply of First Defence.

Very effective product
  • Added by SweetPea
  • Date: 07/07/2012

This product has saved me on numerous occasions from developing a serious head cold - at the first sign of a cold I use it and it hasn't failed me yet - really important if one has a demanding job and can't afford to be 'under the weather'! No longer available in New Zealand though!! - Hence the overseas order - thank you so much!

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