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Afatinib

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    Afatinib
    Giotrif 
     
    More diarrhoea than with first generation
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Inhibits epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), a transmembrane amino acid receptor tyrosine kinase found in approximately 15% of non small cell lung cancers.
      EGFR mutations affect downstream signalling pathways resulting in cell proliferation
      Inhibition of these receptors disrupts this proliferation pathway.

Clinical Use

    • Indication
    • Advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with EGFR mutation
    • Adverse Effects
    • Acneiform rash
    • Diarrhoea
    • Ocular changes
    • Alopecia
    • Nail changes
    • Interstitial lung disease
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