WHAT IS XOVOLTIB ?
Xovoltib Afatinib is a prescription drug. It comes as a tablet you take by mouth. It is a type of biological therapy called a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI).
Xovoltib is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is metastatic (spread to other parts of your body besides your lungs), and has abnormal epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor genes. These abnormal genes promote the growth of cancer cells.
XOVOLTIB COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
Mouth sores, diarrhea, pain/redness/swelling of lips, dry/itchy skin, acne, nose bleed, runny nose, nausea/vomiting, or loss of appetite may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: signs of eye disease (such as vision changes, eye redness/pain, light sensitivity, eye discharge), signs of low level of potassium in the blood (such as muscle cramps, weakness, irregular heartbeat), signs of bladder infection (such as burning/pain when you urinate, urgent or frequent urination, fever), signs of skin infection around nails/toenails (such as skin irritation/redness around the nail, change in nail color), symptoms of lung problems (such as trouble breathing, chest pain), symptoms of heart failure (such as swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness).
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
SAFETY INFORMATION (Precautions) :
- Before taking afatinib, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it