Generic name: afatinib 20mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated
Medically reviewed on January 10, 2018.
Patient Selection for Non-Resistant EGFR Mutation-Positive Metastatic NSCLC
Select patients for first-line treatment of metastatic NSCLC with GILOTRIF based on the presence of non-resistant EGFR mutations in tumor specimens [see Indications and Usage (1.1) and Clinical Studies (14.1)]. Information on FDA-approved tests for the detection of EGFR mutations in NSCLC is available at: http://www.fda.gov/CompanionDiagnostics.
Severe Renal Impairment
The recommended dose of GILOTRIF in patients with severe renal impairment (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR*] 15 to 29 mL/min /1.73 m2) is 30 mg orally, once daily [see Use in Specific Populations (8.6) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
Dose Modifications for Adverse Reactions
- NCI CTCAE* Grade 3 or higher
- Diarrhea of Grade 2 or higher persisting for 2 or more consecutive days while taking anti-diarrheal medication [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)]
- Cutaneous reactions of Grade 2 that are prolonged (lasting more than 7 days) or intolerable [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)]
- Renal impairment of Grade 2 or higher [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)]
Resume treatment when the adverse reaction fully resolves, returns to baseline, or improves to Grade 1. Reinstitute GILOTRIF at a reduced dose, i.e., 10 mg per day less than the dose at which the adverse reaction occurred.
- Life-threatening bullous, blistering, or exfoliative skin lesions [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)]
- Confirmed interstitial lung disease (ILD) [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)]
- Severe drug-induced hepatic impairment [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)]
- Persistent ulcerative keratitis [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5)]
- Symptomatic left ventricular dysfunction [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)]
- Severe or intolerable adverse reaction occurring at a dose of 20 mg per day
Dose Modifications for Drug Interactions
Reduce GILOTRIF daily dose by 10 mg if not tolerated for patients who require therapy with a P-glycoprotein (P-gp) inhibitor. Resume the previous dose after discontinuation of the P-gp inhibitor as tolerated [see Drug Interactions (7) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
Increase GILOTRIF daily dose by 10 mg as tolerated for patients who require chronic therapy with a P-gp inducer. Resume the previous dose 2 to 3 days after discontinuation of the P-gp inducer [see Drug Interactions (7) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
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