Last update: Aug. 6, 2017


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 protein binding) make it very unlikely that significant amounts would pass into breast milk, therefore it would not be necessary to stop breastfeeding when taking this medication on its own or in combination with sofosbuvir (Lactmed 2016).

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Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Velpatasvir in other languages or writings:


Velpatasvir belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Velpatasvir in its composition:

  • Epclusa™. Contains other elements than Velpatasvir in its composition


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 883 daltons
Protein Binding 99,6 %
Tmax 3 hours
T1/2 15 hours


  1. EMA. Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir (Epclusa). Ficha técnica. 2017 Full text (in our servers)
  2. EMA. Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir (Epclusa). Drug Summary. 2017 Full text (in our servers)
  3. LactMed. Velpatasvir. Full Record Display. 2016 Full text (in our servers)

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