Afatinib is used to treat a certain type of lung cancer (non-small cell lung cancer) that has spread to other parts of the body. It belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. It binds to a certain protein (epidermal growth factor receptor-EGFR) in some tumors.
How to use Gilotrif
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking afatinib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal...