Cepharan is used to treat hair loss, such as alopecia areata, and androgenic (androgenetic) alopecia also known as male pattern baldness. Cepharan is used to treat different types of cancer including hematologic malignancies, as an adjunct to chemotherapy and radiation, helping to preserve healthy hemoglobin and platelet counts. It is also used to treat a wide range of autoimmune diseases and allergy conditions. Successful clinical studies have been published about the use of cepharanthine for treating Sjögren’s Syndrome, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), nodular muscular sarcoidosis, radiation induced leukopenia, metastatic renal cell carcinoma, prostate cancer, multiple myeloma, and more.Cephara contains cepharanthine, a natural alkaloid extracted from the plant Stephania cepharantha Hayata. It is approved as a medicine in Japan, where it is used to treat a wide variety of acute and chronic diseases, acting through multiple biochemical and pharmacological mechanisms.
Cepharan™ contains the plant extract cepharanthine derived from the Stephania cepharantha Hayata plant. This rare species of Stephania is native to the Kotosho Island, southeast of Taiwan. It is a member of the Menispermaceae family, and now grows in the mountain regions of southwest China and Taiwan. Cepharanthine is extracted from the roots of the plant. What Cephara contains is the active substance is cepharanthine The only other ingredient is pure dextrose monohydrate, no other fillers or binders are used. Capsule shell is made from gelatin, and is certified Kosher.
The cepharanthine contained in Cephara has been shown to have multiple biochemical effects. Some of these include:
● Membrane-stabilizing effect
● Inhibition of platelet aggregation
● Inhibition of plasma membrane lipid peroxidation
● Antitumor activity
● Inhibition of histamine release
● Immunomodulatory effects
● Anti-inflammatory effects
● Apoptosis-inducing effects
● Anti-allergic effects
● Free-radical scavenging effects
● Multi-drug resistance-reversing effects
● Anti-HIV effects
● Chemotherapy-potentiating effects
● Anti-malaria effects
Cepharan contains cepharanthine, an alkaloid extracted from the plant Stephania Hayata. Cepharanthine has been approved in Japan since the 1970’s for treating alopecia areata, a form of autoimmune hair-loss. Cepharanthine has also been discovered to treat androgenetic alopecia (hormone related hair loss). Cepharan™2 comes in 2 mg capsules.
Dosage and administration
For the treatment of hair loss (alopecia), the usual dosage for an average adult is a total of is 2 mg per day, sometimes going up to 6 mg daily if needed. For treating cancer, or autoimmune diseases, daily doses range from 30 to 60mg. As an adjunct to radiotherapy, to help prevent leucopenia or other blood count disturbances, a dose of 10 mg daily may suffice.
Before you use Cepharan, Ensure that the package of Cepharan™2 is in date, and that individual capsules are properly sealed
Using other medicines Cepharan is not known to interact with other medicines. However, please inform your doctor or pharmacist of any changes or additions to the medications you are using.
Cepharan is usually taken once daily. In some cases, up to 3 capsules daily may be needed. Cepharan should be swallowed with the aid of water or another liquid. Taking Cepharan with food and drink Food and drink have not been shown to affect absorption of cepharanthine.Effect varies by disease being treated. However, it typically takes just a few weeks to start experiencing the beneficial effects of Cepharan.
Side effects from cepharanthine are extremely rare, and mostly relate to mild stomach upset in the rare reported cases.
Administration to pregnant women and nursing mothers
Cepharan can be taken with or without food. Pregnancy and breast feeding There are no reported studies examining the use of cepharanthine during pregnancy or breast feeding. If you are pregnant or plan becoming pregnant, or breast feeding, discuss this with your health care professional before starting to use
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.Store at room temperature, away from sources of direct light, heat, or moisture. Do not use Cepharan™2 after the expiry date stated on the package The expiry date refers to the last day of the month and year stated on the package.