The Vicks Vapo Drops are meant to give you fast relief for sore throats and coughs. They are unique because they turn into a syrup that is very soothing to the throat. The only active ingredient in the Vicks Vapo Drops is menthol which is a great natural cough suppressant, and helps to sooth sore throats. They come in several different flavors like menthol and cherry, but I used the cherry flavor. It was pretty decent, and not as bad as other cherry flavored cough drop that I have tried. These aren't my absolute favorite cough drop I've tried, but they do a decent job at soothing and moisturizing my throat while helping to suppress my coughs. The menthol didn't get rid of my coughing completely but it helped enough to make me comfortable to make it through the day. They also helped a lot with my chest congestion. My chest was less tight and heavy. I felt like I was able to breathe again because the Vicks opened everything up. I really did enjoy these, and would buy them again. Congestion Relief The menthol helped open up my chest and nose, cooling my throat/sinuses. They felt exactly like the Vicks Vapo Rub but in a cough drop. They opened up every single airway. Chest Congestion Relief It opened up my airways because of the menthol. It made it easier to breathe through my chest, and to cough up the mucus/make my coughs more productive. Relief of Aches & Pains They only helped with my sore throat pain due to coughing, but did not help with any other aches and pains. Cough Suppression Overall they worked well to suppress my coughs. They have menthol in them which cooled and eased my sore throat to help stop the coughing. I didn't feel like my cougs were completely gone, but enough to make me feel better.