Last update: Aug. 6, 2017

Ombitasvir

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Used in the treatment of hepatitis C, usually in combination with other antivirals.

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

Its pharmacokinetic data (slightly elevated molecular weight and very high percentage of plasma protein binding) make it very unlikely that significant amounts will pass into milk, so that although there is disagreement (Thompson 2016), other experts believe that treatment with Ombitasvir, on its own or in combination with paritaprevir and ritonavir or with Paritaprevir, Ritonavir and Desabuvir is not contraindicated during breastfeeding (LactMed 2016).


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Other names

Ombitasvir in other languages or writings:

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Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Ombitasvir in its composition:

  • Holkira ™. Contains other elements than Ombitasvir in its composition
  • Technivie™. Contains other elements than Ombitasvir in its composition
  • Viekira™. Contains other elements than Ombitasvir in its composition
  • Viekirax™. Contains other elements than Ombitasvir in its composition

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 50 %
Molecular weight 894 daltons
Protein Binding 99,9 %
Tmax 4 - 5 hours
T1/2 21 - 25 hours

References

  1. EMA. Ombitasvir-Paritaprevir-Ritonavir. Drug Summary. 2017 Full text (in our servers)
  2. EMA. Ombitasvir-Paritaprevir-Ritonavir. Ficha técnica. 2017 Full text (in our servers)
  3. LactMed. Ombitasvir. Full Record Display. 2016 Full text (in our servers)
  4. 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)
  5. 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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