Afatinib 20MG/30MG/40MG Tablets

  • Medicine Name- Afanat
  • API- Afatinib
  • Packaging- 28 Tablets
  • Strength- 20mg/30mg/40mg
  • Manufactured by- Natco Pharma Ltd
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Description

Afatinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), targeted treatment that irreversibly inhibits the ErbB family of tyrosine kinases. It is approved as a first-line therapy to treat locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that harbors nonresistant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations, and as a second-line therapy to treat advanced squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Dosage and Side Effects

The recommended dosage of Afatinib is 40 mg administered orally once daily until disease progression or no longer tolerated by the patient. Take this therapeutic drug at least 1 hour prior to or 2 hours after food/meal. Do not take any missed dose within 12 hours of the next scheduled dose.  

The most common side effects of Afatinib are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash/acneiform dermatitis, dry skin, stomatitis, paronychia, decreased appetite, and pruritus.

Warning and Precautions

  • Diarrhea may result in dehydration and renal failure. Withhold Afatinib tablets for severe and prolonged diarrhea not responsive to antidiarrheal agents. Provide an anti-diarrheal agent (e.g., loperamide) for self-administration at the onset of diarrhea and instruct patients to continue anti-diarrheal treatment until loose bowel movements cease for 12 hours. 

  • Interstitial lung disease or ILD-like side effects (such as lung infiltration, acute respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonitis, or alveolitis allergic) may occur. Withhold Afanat during the evaluation of patients with suspected interstitial lung disease and stop therapy in those with confirmed ILD.

  • Obtain periodic liver testing in individuals during therapy with Afanat tablets. Withhold therapy in patients who develop worsening of liver function. In individuals who develop severe hepatic impairment while taking this medicine, discontinue treatment. 

  • Keratitis, characterized as acute/worsening eye inflammation, light sensitivity, blurred vision, eye pain, lacrimation, and/or red eye may occur in patients treated with Afatinib. This drug should be used with caution in those with a history of keratitis, ulcerative keratitis, or serious dry eye.

FAQ's

What is Afanat?

Afanat is a generic of Gilotrif that contains Afatinib as the main component. This drug is used for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Who has launched the generic Afanat?

Natco Pharma Ltd has launched the generic Afanat, as 20mg/30mg/40mg tablets for oral administration.

How do I take Afatinib? 

Take Afatinib orally on an empty stomach at least 60 minutes before or 120 minutes after taking a meal, as absorption reduces with high-fat meals.

How do I store Afatinib?

Store Afatinib pills at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F). Dispense it in the original container to protect it from exposure to high humidity and light.  

How much does Afatinib cost in India?

Afatinib cost in India is very reasonable and can vary. To procure this medicine legally, you can call us at (+91) 8130290915, TOLL-FREE: 1800-889-1064, Or Write us at info@indiangenericmedicines.com.

Can Afatinib be used while I’m pregnant?

Afatinib tablets may not be safe if used during pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor about the best way to help manage your disease during pregnancy. 

Can Afatinib be used while breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding is not recommended while on Afatinib. Discuss with your doctor if you are breastfeeding or intend to breastfeed.

Where can I get Afatinib at the best Price? 

Order Afatinib at the best price today. We request you to Call/WhatsApp us at (+91) 8130290915 or dial our TOLL-FREE Number: 1800-889-1064 or Write us at info@indiangenericmedicines.com. We are fully committed to providing you with the best Afatinib 20mg/30mg/40mg price from India. That is why we’ll match the cost/price of any other existing suppliers/distributors in the market who require a medical prescription.

Is Afatinib available in India?

Afatinib is a (prescription medicine, doctor-prescribed medication, or health care professional-prescribed medicine) pharmaceutical drug that can be legally dispensed against a medical prescription. Afatinib can be made available through the network of authorized distributors in India (Chennai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, etc.)

Can You Send the Afatinib to Foreign Destinations?

Buy generic Afatinib online at the best/lowest price from a leading supplier. Indian Generic Medicines (IGM) can assist in the delivery of Afatinib; the doctor-prescribed medicine to Australia, Philippines, the USA, the UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, China, South Africa, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Sweden, UAE, Turkey, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Japan, Nepal, Qatar, and many other countries.

What is the procedure to buy Afatinib from Indian Generic Medicines

Patients can fill out the order form or send mail to info@indiangenericmedicines.com. Patients can also send WhatsApp messages to +91 8130290915 or can dial the TOLL-FREE Number: 18008891064. We will reply ASAP with the details of the Afatinib 20mg/30mg/40mg price and the procurement procedure.

Note:- The order will be confirmed only after the valid receipt of the prescription from the Physician.

Is it safe to buy Afatinib (Afanat) online from India?

Yes, one can buy Afatinib (Afanat) online from India-based Indian Generic Medicines (IGM) if this drug is not (yet) registered or is unavailable in their respective country. We can help facilitate the supply/export of generic Afanat through legal channels.