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Afatinib use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Afatinib: Gilotrif

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 9, 2021.

Afatinib Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the clinical use of afatinib during breastfeeding. Because afatinib is about 95% bound to plasma proteins, the amount in milk is likely to be low. However, its half-life is about 37 hours and it might accumulate in the infant. the manufacturer recommends that breastfeeding be discontinued during afatinib therapy and for 2 weeks after the last dose.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Afatinib

CAS Registry Number

850140-72-6

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Enzyme Inhibitors
  • Protein Kinase Inhibitors
  • Signal Transduction Inhibitors
  • Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

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