Last update Aug. 6, 2017
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).
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2012 of United States of America
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