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Afatinib Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Afatinib is also known as: Gilotrif

Afatinib Pregnancy Warnings

FDA pregnancy category: D Use of afatinib is not recommended unless the benefit outweighs the risk to the developing fetus. If this drug is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus. Comments: -Advise females of reproductive potential to use highly effective contraception during treatment, and for at least 2 weeks after the last dose of afatinib. -Advise patients to contact their healthcare provider if they become pregnant, or if pregnancy is suspected, while taking afatinib.

Afatinib Breastfeeding Warnings

A decision should be made to discontinue breastfeeding or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother. Excreted into human milk: Unknown Excreted into animal milk: Yes The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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