|Other name||Afatinib double Maleate;BIBW2992|
|loss on drying||0.40%|
|Packing||1KG/foil bag or as you requirement|
Afatinib—————What is Afatinib?
A. Afatinib is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
B. Afatinib is used to treat a certain type of non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Afatinib is used for this condition only if your tumor has a specific genetic marker for which your doctor will test.
C. Afatinib is also used to treat squamous non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body after other cancer medicine has been tried without successful treatment.
|Description||Off-white powder||Off-white powder|
|Residue on Ignition||≤0.10%||0.05%|
|Loss on Drying||≤0.50%||0.15%|
|Conclusion||It complies with EnterpriseStandard|
How afatinib works
Afatinib,This type of drug works by blocking particular proteins on cancer cells that encourage the cancer to grow. Afatinib blocks proteins called epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR). Cancers that have these receptors are called EGFR positive.
Afatinib,Between 10 and 15 people out of every 100 with non small cell lung cancer (10 to 15%) have EGFR positive cancer. Doctors check your cancer cells to see if they have the receptors before you have this treatment.
Afatinib may shrink the cancer or stop it growing for a time.
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