What are Cepharanthin tablets 1 mg for alopecia?
Cepharanthin, also spelled as cepharanthine, is an alkaloid derivated from herbaceous perennial vines of Stephania genus. The following effects can be expected when taking this medicine:
- recovery of hematopoietic function,
- dilating peripheral vessels,
- relieving peripheral circulatory disturbance,
- improvement of nutritional supply in hair root,
- inhibiting histamine release and antiallergic effect.
Also, cepharanthin scavenges free radicals and has a protective effect against some of the responses mediated by pro-inflammatory cytokines.
Cepharanthine is used worldwide for treatments of various diseases, including idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, venomous snakebites, xerostomia, sarcoidosis, refractory anemia, HIV and various cancer-related conditions. However, Japanese researchers emphasize its particular effectiveness in the treatment of various hair loss conditions, including alopecia areata or alopecia pityrodes, and radiation-induced leukopenia. Cepharanthine is effective against various forms of alopecia, including common, atopic, pre-hypertensive and combined. The effect is observed within 2 months in 57% of patients and within 6 months in 86% of patients with common alopecia areata, even when cepharantin is used as an only treatment. When used together with other medications for alopecia like kallidinogenase, it increases the effectiveness up to the 90% of patients within 3 months of therapy.
Active principles: cepharanthine
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Kaken Shoyaku Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Indications: treatment of alopecia areata, alopecia caused by dandruff or leukocytopenia due to radiation.
How to take
For treatment of leukocytopenia: for adults, take 1-2 tablets tablets 3 times a day after meals.
For treatment of alopecia: for adults, take 1.5-2 tablets a day in 2-3 divided doses after meals (0.5 tablets 3 times a day or 1 tablet 2 times a day).
Your doctor can adjust the dosage according to age, weight and symptoms.
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.