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Afatinib - Dosage and How to Use

How should Afatinib be used?

​It should be taken on an empty stomach, either 1 hour before or 3 hours after food. Take it around the same time each day.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Afatinib, you can take it as soon as you remember if there is at least 8 hours before the next dose. However, if there is less than 8 hours before the next dose, skip the dose and take the next dose at the usual time. Do not double dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

​If you overdose on this medicine, inform your doctor immediately.

Afatinib - Additional Information

  • Updated on 3/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore
The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth


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