Afatinib Tablet Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • A Skin Rash Resembling Acne
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry Skin
  • Erythema Or Skin Redness
  • Inflammation And Infection Of Nail Cuticle
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A High Alanine Transaminase Level
  • A Rupture In The Wall Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • Anemia
  • Cellulitis
  • Dehydration
  • Depression Of The Function Of The Heart
  • Erythrodysesthesia Or Tingling, Pain, Redness, And Edema In The Hands And Feet
  • Excessive Diarrhea
  • Left Ventricular Heart Failure
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Lung Tissue Problem

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Common Cold
  • A Groove In The Skin
  • A Nail Disorder
  • A Painful, Red Or Swollen Tongue
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • Abnormal Sensations Of The Skin
  • Backache
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Darkening Of The Skin
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Or Chemical-Induced Sensitivity To Sunlight
  • Elevation Of Proteins In The Urine
  • Fever
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hirsutism, A Condition Of Hair Growth On Parts Of The Body Normally Without Hair
  • Inflammation Of The Bladder
  • Inflammation Of The Eyelid
  • Inflammation Of The Lips
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nosebleed
  • Pain In The Muscles Or Bones
  • Pink Eye
  • Runny Nose
  • Soreness Of The Rectal Area
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Throat Irritation
  • Weight Loss

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Systemic Inflammatory Response Called Sepsis Due To An Infection With Bacteria
  • A Type Of Inflammation Of The Lung Called Interstitial Pneumonitis
  • Inflammation In The Lungs Due To An Allergic Reaction
  • Inflammation Of The Cornea Of The Eye
  • Inflammation Of The Skin With Blisters
  • Liver Failure
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Lung Failure Causing Loss Of Breath
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Skin Rash With Sloughing
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Low Energy

Selected from data included with permission and copyrighted by First Databank, Inc. This copyrighted material has been downloaded from a licensed data provider and is not for distribution, except as may be authorized by the applicable terms of use.

CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.