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Composition for TERCIN WHP


food interaction for TERCIN WHP

alcohol interaction for TERCIN WHP

pregnancy interaction for TERCIN WHP

lactation interaction for TERCIN WHP

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Tercin whp powder at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Tercin whp powder is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Tercin whp powder is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




Tercin whp powder treats or prevents infections on skin in small cuts, wounds or on scraped skin caused by bacteria.

How it works

Tercin whp powder is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria (such as Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogens) by blocking the protein synthesis.

Common side effects

Rash, Allergic reaction, Itching, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation


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Expert advice for TERCIN WHP

Do not start or continue mupirocin and consult your doctor: 
  • if you are allergic to mupirocin, or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • if the patient is less than 1 year old.
Mupirocin can cause severe skin reactions or allergies, thrush (a yeast infection) may develop if mupirocin is used for a long time, so skin may have  bright red spots which may be very itchy with small pustules . If this occurs, tell your doctor.Keep the cream away from your eyes. If the cream gets into your eyes accidentally, wash them thoroughly with water.Use nasal preparation of mupirocin for preventing or treating infections inside your nose.

Frequently asked questions for TERCIN WHP


Q. Is mupirocin good for acne?
Yes. It is good for acne.
Q. Is mupirocin ointment a steroid or contain sulphur?
No, mupirocin is an antibiotic.
Q. Is mupirocin ointment used for yeast infections or herpes or ringworm?
No. Mupirocin is used as an antibacterial ointment.
Q. Is mupirocin used for diaper rash?
Mupirocin is an antibacterial and will only help if the diaper rash has become infected with bacteria.
Q. Does mupirocin treat eczema?
No, not unless you have infected eczema which generally would need to be diagnosed by a doctor.
Q. Does mupirocin clog pores?
No. Mupirocin does not clog pores.
Q. Does mupirocin ointment used to stop itching?
No. The indication is not itching but infection. Normally when infection is taken care of, itching subsidises on its own.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)