Last update: Aug. 6, 2017

Ledipasvir

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Usually used in combination with sofosbuvir in the treatment of hepatitis C.

Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk.

Its pharmacokinetic data (high molecular weight and very high percentage of plasma protein binding) make it very unlikely that significant amounts will pass into breast milk, so that, although there is disagreement (Thompson 2016), some authors consider that treatment with ledispavir, alone or in combination with sofosbuvir is not contraindicated during breastfeeding (Spera 2016).


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Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Ledipasvir in its composition:

  • Harvoni™. Contains other elements than Ledipasvir in its composition

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 889 daltons
Protein Binding 99,9 %
Tmax 4 hours
T1/2 47 hours

References

  1. EMA. Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir (Harvoni). Ficha técnica. 2017 Full text (in our servers)
  2. EMA. Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir (Harvoni). Drug Summary. 2017 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Thompson AJ. Australian recommendations for the management of hepatitis C virus infection: a consensus statement. Med J Aust. 2016 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. Spera AM, Eldin TK, Tosone G, Orlando R. Antiviral therapy for hepatitis C: Has anything changed for pregnant/lactating women? World J Hepatol. 2016 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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