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Side effect(s) of Afatinib

Read the side effects of Afatinib as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, indigestion, painful mouth sores, dryness and swelling of lips, nausea, vomiting

Nervous system: Headache, dizziness, sleeping difficulty, fever, abnormal weakness

Skin: Itching, dry skin, rashes looking like acne, nail disorders, hair loss

Eye: Swelling and pain, red eye, tear secretion, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, dry eye

Respiratory: Nose bleeding, pneumonitis, runny nose

Others: Kidney failure, urinary tract infection, muscle pain, dehydration, weight loss, lab abnormalities of liver enzymes, potassium, and white blood cells

Other Precautions :  Women of childbearing age should follow effective contraceptive measures during afatinib treatment and should continue contraception for at least 14 days after the last dose of afatinib.

This effective contraception helps to avoid pregnancy and subsequent harm to the fetus.

Drug Name : Afatinib

Afatinib is a cancer-treating drug used to treat specific lung cancers such as non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has moved to other parts of the body. It is also used to treat cancer which has showed treatment failure with platinum-based chemotherapy drugs.
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