Afatinib

Active ingredient description

Afatinib is a potent and selective, irreversible ErbB Family Blocker. Afatinib covalently binds to and irreversibly blocks signalling from all homo- and heterodimers formed by the ErbB family members EGFR (ErbB1), HER2 (ErbB2), ErbB3 and ErbB4.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Afatinib
L Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents → L01 Antineoplastic agents → L01E Protein kinase inhibitors → L01EB Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors
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Medicines

Afatinib is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

United States

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Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

41UD74L59M - AFATINIB

CAS registry number

439081-18-2 - afatinib

SNOMED-CT

703579002 - Afatinib (substance)