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AFATINIB is a medicine that targets proteins in cancer cells and stops the cancer cells from growing. It is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer.
Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after food. Do not take with food. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -bloody or black tarry stools -eye irritation -eye pain -fever -mouth sores -problems related to breathing including shortness of breath or cough -severe or persistent diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite -spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds -unusual bleeding or bruising Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -acne -diarrhea -dry skin -itching -loss of appetite -nausea -vomiting -weak or tired -weight loss.