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Xovoltib 40 mg is intended for the treatment of certain kinds of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Afatinib belongs to the group of drugs called kinase inhibitors. It acts by preventing the replication of cancer cells.
How to use this drug?
Xovoltib 40 mg comes in the form of pill for oral intake. It should be taken on an empty stomach once a day, about one hour before or two hours after a meal. Take the drug at the same time of the day. Follow your drug prescriptions carefully. If yo8u have any questions, contact your doctor. Avoid changing the drug dosage or frequency of use.
Your physician may interrupt the treatment or reduce the dose if you notice severe adverse effects. Talk to your doctor about how you are feeling during your treatment.
How to deal with adverse effects?
Xovoltib may cause adverse effects. The following adverse effects are not experienced by every patient using this drug. In this section, Our health professionals do their best to address some common concerns that cancer patients have about adverse effects. Here are some tips to deal with some common adverse effects.
Sickness/vomiting while taking Xovoltib 40 mg.
Avoid strong-smelling meals. Strong smells may cause sickness.
Don’t eat sweets and greasy foods that can make you vomit.
Choose foods, which are quickly and easily digested.
Try to eat more slowly.
Drink liquids that may give you some energy – such as juice or milk.
Disorders of taste and smell may occur. If your favorite meals have different taste, refuse from them not to develop a disgust for them. Choose meals that don’t have a sharp smell. Cold dishes may digest better. Try different dressings. Leave the kitchen if cooking smells makes you queasy.
Replace red meat with poultry or eggs.
Pain in the mouth or problems swallowing can become a real trouble. Stew small pieces of meat.
Choose soft or blended meals. Refuse from crunchy snacks. Drink all the liquids through a straw.
Pay particular attention to the oral hygiene to avert infection and cavity. Wash your mouth carefully after the meals. Refuse from very salty/spicy meals.
If you feel stomach upset drink enough liquid (at least two liters) during the day to avoid dehydration. Eat small portions (but frequently). Refrain from such seasonings as curry and pepper, and greasy foods.