Last update: Aug. 6, 2017

Simeprevir

Low Risk for breastfeeding


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,


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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 62 %
Molecular weight 750 daltons
Protein Binding 99,9 %
Tmax 4 - 6 hours
T1/2 10 - 41 hours

References

  1. LactMed. Simeprevir. Full Record Display. 2017 Full text (in our servers)
  2. EMA. Simeprevir. Drug Summary. 2017 Full text (in our servers)
  3. EMA. Simeprevir. Ficha técnica. 2017 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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