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WHAT IS AFATINIB ?
Afatinib is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Afatinib is a targeted therapy. Afatinib is classified as a Tyrosine Kinase inhibitor; Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) inhibitor
Afatinib is used to treat a certain type of non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Afatinib is used for this condition only if your tumor has a specific genetic marker for which your doctor will test. Afatinib is also used to treat squamous non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body after other cancer medicine has been tried without successful treatment.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF AFATINIB:
Stop using afatinib and call your doctor at once if you have:
severe skin reaction that causes blistering and peeling, pain, redness, numbness, and peeling skin on your hands or feet; blisters or ulcers in your mouth
eye problems--eye pain or redness, blurred vision, watery eyes, feeling like something is in your eye, increased sensitivity to light;
heart problems--pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling in your legs or ankles.
Common side effects may include:
mild diarrhea for 1 day or less; nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite; mouth sores, dry skin, mild itching or skin rash; or redness, swelling, or other signs of infection around your fingernails or toenails.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
PROPER STORAGE OF AFATINIB:
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions are permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F). Store in original bottle; protect from high humidity and light.
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Boehringer Ingelheim India Private Limited Thane-421302, India
MARKETED IN INDIA BY:
Boehringer Ingelheim India Private Limited Mumbai-400 051, India
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
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