Last update Aug. 29, 2021


Low Risk

Possibly safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

Hexapeptide that binds to the platelet glycoprotein receptor, inhibiting its aggregation by preventing its binding to fibrinogen and other clotting factors such as von Willebrand factor.
Indicated for the prevention of early myocardial infarction in adults with unstable angina.
Intravenous administration.

At the date of the last update, there was no available published data on its excretion in breast milk.

Its high molecular weight makes it difficult to excrete in breast milk.

Due to its protein nature, it is inactivated in the gastrointestinal tract, not being absorbed (practically nil oral bioavailability), which hinders or prevents the passage into plasma of the infant from ingested breast milk except in the premature and during the immediate neonatal period, during which there may be increased intestinal permeability.


  • Aspirin (Possibly safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.)

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Eptifibatide is also known as


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Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 0 %
Molecular weight 832 daltons
Protein Binding 25 %
VD 0.18 - 0.26 l/Kg
Tmax 0.1 hours
2.5 hours


  1. EMA. Eptifibatida. Ficha técnica. 2016 Full text (in our servers)
  2. EMA. Eptifibatide. Drug Summary. 2016

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