AFATINIB (Gilotrif) Nursing Considerations

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What is the Generic Name

AFATINIB

What is the Trade Name for AFATINIB

Gilotrif

What is the Indication for AFATINIB

  • 1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE GILOTRIF is a kinase inhibitor indicated for: First-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have non-resistant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations as detected by an FDA-approved test ( 1.1 ) Limitations of Use : Safety and efficacy of GILOTRIF were not established in patients whose tumors have resistant EGFR mutations ( 1.1 ) Treatment of patients with metastatic, squamous NSCLC progressing after platinum-based chemotherapy ( 1.2 ) 1.1 EGFR Mutation-Positive, Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer GILOTRIF is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have non-resistant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations as detected by an FDA-approved test [see Dosage and Administration (2.1) , Clinical Pharmacology (12.1) , Clinical Studies (14.1) ]. Limitations of Use : The safety and efficacy of GILOTRIF have not been established in patients whose tumors have resistant EGFR mutations [see Clinical Studies (14.1) ]. 1.2 Previously Treated, Metastatic Squamous NSCLC GILOTRIF is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic squamous NSCLC progressing after platinum-based chemotherapy .

 

 

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