Looks like the drug has been around for awhile. Here is a study from 2012 on its efficacy.
"Clinical efficacy of high-dose cepharanthine for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: retrospective multicenter analysis"
Since it is an anti-inflammatory and, from the study, seems to work on the same population as Prednisone. Perhaps it is a substitute for Pred. One would think that there is some sort of problem with it. Else, it would have become popular over the past 8 years since. Maybe it is more expensive to produce than Pred?
Diagnosis of ITP in 2014. Ex renal specialist nurse. I retired in Nov 2019 after 46 years on the front line. I firmly believe in empowering patients to be involved as much as possible in their care; always question medics about the evidence base they use.
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