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Afanat

Afanat

  • Brand Name: Afanat 40 mg
  • International Trade Name: Gilotrif
  • Manufacturing Company: Natco
  • Composition: Afatinib
  • Prescription Required: Yes
  • Packing: 28 Tablets
  • Category: Anti Cancer
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What is Afanat 40 mg (Natco)?

Afanat 40 mg is containing afatinib used to treat metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It is used for treating cancer that has already spread to other parts of the body. Afanat 40 mg is the generic version of this drug that is sold under the trade name Gilotrif. It is also used in treating other kinds of cancers in trails. This drug work by slowly stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer-causing cells. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal production of a protein that helps in the growth of cancer-causing cells. Afatinib is a type of drug also known as cancer growth inhibitor or tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)

Dosage

This medicine is advised to take orally as advised by your doctor. You should not chew, break or crush the tablet. Your doctor may change the dose according to the requirements of your body. If so you should always take Afanat 40mg on an empty stomach before 1 hour of your meal or atleast 2 afteryour meal. Make sure to stay hydrated as this drug can lead to dehydration. You need frequent medical tests. Also, throw away the tablets if at all it is expired.

Side effects/caution

There are quite a few side effects of this drug while some are common there are some which are serious as well,

  • Mild diarrhoea for 1 day or Severe diarrhoea lasting 2 days or longer.
  • Severe skin reactions that might cause skin peeling or blistering.
  • Pain, redness or numbness on your feet or hands.
  • Acne, dry skin or itching of the skin.
  • Mild or severe cough, Fever or breathing difficulty.
  • Liver problems symptoms include- yellowing of your skin, whites of your eyes, dark or brown urine, pain in the right side of your abdomen, bleeding or bruising, tiredness.
  • Heart problems causing shortness of breath, ankle or feet swelling, pounding heartbeat.

Afanat 40 mg Price and Availability

Afanat 40 mg price varies from its strength and its manufacturers and brands. Afatinib price quite very reasonable with us. It is generally not much available at pharmacies. You can check with your pharmacy before filling out the prescription. Or else the best way is to buy online. Afanat (afatinib 40mg) buy online and you can get some interesting discounts and offers on the MRP. You can contact us to know all the prices and delivery availability in India and abroad.You get delivered at your doorstep.

Safety Advice

  Alcohol

Interaction of alcohol may reduce the absorption of Afanat. This might also lead to lower blood vessels of the medication and become less effective.For more information consult with your doctor.

  Pregnancy

This drug can harm fetus which is developing. It is advised to use contraception during therapy with this drug. Based on animal studies, this might reduce fertility. Always Keep in contact with your doctor.

  Breastfeeding

As for now, no information is available on the use of this drug while breastfeeding. But It is advised not to breastfeed the baby during this therapy and after 2 weeks of completion of the therapy.

  Driving

There might be some effects like numbness on your feet or hands and eye redness which might affect the driving. So it is recommended not to drive if you are having any of these symptoms.

  Liver

If any serious symptoms that are affecting your liver you should immediately consult your doctor. Also, go for a regular checkup when you are taking this medicine.

  Doctor Advice

Make sure you take your dose on time and in case of a missed dose, take it as soon as possible on the same day. Keep yourself hydrated, drink lots of fluids. Keep in regular checkups with your physician.

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