Calcium hopantenate


Aminalon, Aminalon – KV, Pantogam, Pantocalcin, Cognum, Cognifen.

pharmachologic effect

It has nootropic and anticonvulsant effects. Stimulates anabolic processes in neurons, increases the utilization of glucose and oxygen by the brain.

It has a neurometabolic, neuroprotective and neurotrophic effect, increases the brain’s resistance to oxygen starvation and the effects of toxic compounds. Activates mental and physical capacity for work.

Indications for use

Cognitive impairments in organic brain lesions and neurotic disorders; extrapyramidal hyperkinesis, as a means of correcting extrapyramidal syndrome caused by taking antipsychotics; epilepsy; psycho-emotional overload, decreased mental and physical performance, to improve concentration and memorization; violations of urination of various etiologies; mental retardation in children.

Method of administration and dosage

Inside 15-20 minutes after eating. Admission dose for adults – 0.5-1 g, for children – 0.25-0.5 g; daily dose for adults – 1.5-3 g, for children – 0.75-3 g. The course of treatment – from 1 to 4 months, in some cases – up to 6 months. After 3–6 months, a second course of treatment is possible.              

Children with mental retardation – 0.5 g 4-6 times a day for 3 months; with delayed speech development – 0.5 g 3-4 times a day for 2-3 months.       

As a means of correction for neuroleptic syndrome, adults are prescribed 0.5-1 g 3 times a day, children – 0.25-0.5 g 3-4 times a day.      

For epilepsy, children are prescribed 0.25-0.5 g 3-6 times a day, adults – 0.5-1 g 3-4 times a day for a long time (up to 6 months).       

With tics, children are prescribed 0.25-0.5 g 3-6 times a day for 1-4 months, adults – 1.5-3 g per day for 1-5 months.       

In case of urination disorders, adults are prescribed 0.5-1 g 2-3 times a day, children – 0.25-0.5 g (daily dose – 25-50 mg / kg). The course of treatment is from 2 weeks to 3 months.         

The maximum daily dose for children is: at the age of 2 months to 1 year – 0.5-1 g; from 1 to 3 years – 1.5–2 g; from 3 to 15 years old – 2.5–3 g.          

Side effects

Allergic reactions, sleep disturbances or drowsiness, tinnitus. These symptoms are usually short-term and do not require discontinuation of the drug.


Hypersensitivity to the drug, acute kidney disease, I trimester of pregnancy. 


Not identified.

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