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WHAT CEPHARAN™10 IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Cepharan™10 contains 10 mg of 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. It is also approved in Japan for treating or preventing side effects of radiation therapy in cancer patients, including leukocytopenia. Cepharanthine shows anti-allergic effect and blood stem cell proliferation effect. It promotes recovery of hematopoietic function, dilates peripheral vessels, and relieves peripheral circulatory disturbances.
Cepharanthine is being studied for its beneficial effects in various cancers, and autoimmune conditions.
Cepharan™10 is used in the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disorders, where total doses of 30 - 60 mg (3 - 6 capsules) daily are given. Please follow your healthcare professional’s advice regarding which dose is most appropriate for you.
BEFORE YOU USE CEPHARAN™10
Ensure that the package of Cepharan™10 is in date, and that individual capsules are properly sealed.
Using other medicines Cepharan™10 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.
Taking Cepharan™10 with food and drink Food and drink have not been shown to affect absorption of cepharanthine. Cepharan™10 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
HOW TO USE CEPHARAN™10
Cepharan™10 is usually taken twice daily, up to 3 capsules (30 mg in total) each time. Cepharan™10 should be swallowed with the aid of water or another liquid.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Side effects from cepharanthine are extremely rare, and mostly relate to mild stomach upset in the rare reported cases.
HOW TO STORE CEPHARAN™10
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™10 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.
What Cepharan™10 contains - The active substance is cepharanthine 10 mg. - 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.