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Afatinib

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.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
L01EB03
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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Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
GIOTRIF Film-coated tablets
MPI, EU: SmPC