Gilotrif (afatinib) could be a cancer medication that interferes with the expansion and unfold of cancer cells within thebody.

Gilotrif is employed to treat non-small cell carcinoma that has unfold to alternative elements of the body.

Gilotrif can also be used for functions unlisted during this medication guide.

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  • Gilotrif
  • Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Gilotrif: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

    Stop using Gilotrif and call your doctor at once if you have:

    severe skin reaction that causes blistering and peeling;
    blisters or ulcers in your mouth, red or swollen gums, trouble swallowing;
    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, rapid weight gain;
    liver problems - nausea, upper stomach pain, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
    lung problems - fever, chest pain, dry cough, wheezing.
    Common Gilotrif side effects may include:

    mild diarrhea for 1 day or less;
    nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite;
    mouth sores;
    acne, dry skin, mild itching or skin rash; or
    redness, pain, swelling, or other signs of infection around your fingernails or toenails.
  • The recommended dose of GILOTRIF is 40 mg orally once daily until disease progression or no longer tolerated by the patient. Take GILOTRIF at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Do not take a missed dose within 12 hours of the next dose.