Pantocrin (deer antler extract)

deer antler extract

Pantocrin is a Russian brand of deer velvet extract. Deer antler is commonly used as an ingredient for tonic preparations in traditional Chinese medicine, and as a dietary supplement in other countries because of its adaptogenic properties.

Pantocrin is a pharmaceutical preparation of deer antler that is used in soviet medicine since 1970’s. The main indication for Pantocrin use is chronic fatigue, although it also can be used to treat neurasthenia and hypotension.

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Dosage and administration

The dosage for tincture is 25-40 drops (or 1-2 pills) 30 minutes before meal, 2-3 times a day for 3-4 weeks. The course can be repeated in 5-7 days if necessary.

Side effects

  • Allergic reactions
  • Tachycardia
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Headache


  • Hypersensitivity
  • Hypertension
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiac diseases
  • Angina
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
  • Thrombophilia
  • Nephritis
  • Diarrhea
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Age below 12 years old