Reported time to AE onset1,2
For early identification and management of AEs, a series of follow-up appointments are recommended. Below is a table displaying the recommended follow-up schedule for patients receiving GIOTRIF® (afatinib) treatment:
aBy an oncologist or an oncology nurse on the basis of the hospital/centre organisation.
Adapted from Arriola E, et al. 2015.1
Typical time to onset
Diarrhoea typically has the earliest onset of all common AEs (2-3 days)1
Common AEs associated with GIOTRIF® (afatinib) treatment are generally well managed with supportive care,3-6 and many of the most common AEs can potentially be managed by dose modification, without compromising efficacy.7-9 For more information on how some of the most common AEs associated with GIOTRIF® (afatinib) use can managed, explore the pages below.
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- Hirsh V, et al. First-line afatinib versus gefitinib for patients with EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC (LUX-Lung 7): patient-reported outcomes and impact of dose modifications on efficacy and adverse events. ASCO. 3–7 June 2016. Chicago, IL, USA. Poster: 369.
- Halmos B, et al. Lung Cancer 2019;127:103–111.