Afatinib is the generic name for the trade drug GilotrifÃÂ¢Ã¢â¬Å¾ÃÂ¢. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name GilotrifÃÂ¢Ã¢â¬Å¾ÃÂ¢ when referring to the generic drug name afatinib.
Afatinib is a targeted therapy. Afatinib is classified as a Tyrosine Kinase inhibitor; Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) inhibitor. (For more detail, see "How this drug works," below.)
What Afatinib Is Used For:
Note: If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians may elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it may be helpful.
How Afatinib Is Given: