Last update: Aug. 6, 2017
Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Used alone or 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 (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 Simeprevir, on its own or in combination with Sofosbuvir is not contraindicated during breastfeeding (LactMed 2016,
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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