Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Adult: 150 mg bid. Max: 300 mg daily. Skip the missed dose and wait until the next scheduled dose. Dose reduction, dosing interruption, or discontinuation may be required according to individual safety or tolerability (refer to detailed product guideline).

Locally advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma, Locally recurrent non-small cell lung carcinoma, Metastatic non-small cell lung carcinoma
Adult: In combination with docetaxel: 200 mg bid on days 2 21 of a 21-day treatment cycle. Max: 400 mg daily. Skip the missed dose and wait until the next scheduled dose. Dose reduction, dosing interruption, or discontinuation may be required according to individual safety or tolerability (refer to detailed product guideline).
Hepatic Impairment
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Mild (Child Pugh A): 100 mg bid, consider treatment interruption, or discontinuation according to individual safety or tolerability (refer to detailed product guideline). Moderate or Severe (Child Pugh B or C): Not recommended.

Locally advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma; Metastatic non-small cell lung carcinoma; Locally recurrent non-small cell lung carcinoma: Moderate or Severe (Child Pugh B or C): Not recommended.
Should be taken with food. Swallow whole w/ liqd. Do not chew/crush cap because of bitter taste.
Special Precautions
Patient with recent abdominal surgery, history of peptic ulceration, diverticular disease, risk of bleeding, risk factors for liver enzymes elevation, hypertension, high CV risk factors (e.g. coronary artery disease). Smokers. Hepatic impairment. Children. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting), dehydration, electrolyte disturbance, venous and arterial thromboembolic events (e.g. MI), hypertension, liver enzyme elevation, hyperbilirubinaemia, febrile neutropaenia, sepsis.
Blood and lymphatic system disorders: Thrombocytopaenia, neutropaenia.
Gastrointestinal disorders: Abdominal pain, mucositis, stomatitis.
Hepatobiliary disorders: Increased gamma-glutamyl transferase.
Infections and infestations: Abscess.
Investigations: Weight loss.
Metabolism and nutrition disorders: Decreased appetite.
Nervous system disorders: Headache, peripheral neuropathy.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Rash.
Potentially Fatal: Gastrointestinal perforation, severe liver injury, non-serious and serious bleeding events.
Patient Counseling Information
This drug may cause drowsiness or dizziness, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery.
Monitoring Parameters
Obtain CBC with differential, and pregnancy test prior to initiation and during each cycle of treatment. Monitor LFT and at baseline, monthly during the first 3 months of treatment, and periodically thereafter. Monitor blood pressure, gastrointestinal disturbances, and changes in prothrombin time, INR, and bleeding episodes regularly.
Symptoms: Nasopharyngitis, gastrointestinal symptoms, increased liver enzymes. Management: Supportive treatment.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of gastrointestinal adverse effect with corticosteroids and NSAIDs. Increased plasma concentration with strong P-gp inhibitors (e.g. ketoconazole, erythromycin, ciclosporine). Decreased plasma concentration with strong P-gp inducers (e.g. rifampicin, carbamazepine, phenytoin).
Food Interaction
Reduced plasma concentration with St. John’s wort.
Description: Nintedanib is an inhibitor of multiple receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) and nonreceptor tyrosine kinases (nRTKs). It binds competitively to the ATP binding pocket of these receptors and blocks the intracellular signaling which is vital for the proliferation, migration, and transformation of fibroblasts involved in the pathology of pulmonary fibrosis.
Absorption: Food, increases exposure and delays absorption. Absolute bioavailability: Approx 5%. Time to peak plasma concentration: 2-4 hours.
Distribution: Volume of distribution: 1,050 L. Plasma protein binding: Approx 98%, mainly to albumin.
Metabolism: Initially metabolised in the liver via hydrolytic cleavage by esterases to a free acid moiety, BIBF 1202, then undergoes glucuronidation by uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) enzymes; metabolised by CYP3A4 enzymes (minor).
Excretion: Mainly via faeces (approx 93%); urine (<1%). Terminal elimination half-life: 9-15 hours.
Chemical Structure

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Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Nintedanib, CID=135423438, (accessed on Jan. 22, 2020)

Store at 25°C. Protect from heat and moisture.
This is a cytotoxic drug. Follow applicable procedures for receiving, handling, administration and disposal. Any unused portions should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
MIMS Class
Other Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System / Targeted Cancer Therapy
ATC Classification
L01EX09 - nintedanib ; Belongs to the class of other protein kinase inhibitors. Used in the treatment of cancer.
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