Melanotan is commonly used for skin tanning. It is also used to produce erections in men with erectile dysfunction (ED), for rosacea, for fibromyalgia, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses. There is also concern that melanotan might not be safe when used as a shot under the skin.
Be careful not to confuse melanotan with melatonin.
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
- Erectile dysfunction (ED). Most early research suggests that giving melanotan as a shot under the skin helps men with erectile dysfunction achieve and keep an erection. However, side effects like nausea mean that this is not the best product to use. Also, melanotan is now only available as an unregulated product over the internet.
Insufficient Evidence for
- Tanning of the skin.
- Preventing skin cancers due to sun exposure, when given as a shot under the skin.
- Other conditions.
When sprayed in the nose: There isn't enough reliable information to know if melanotan is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When sprayed in the nose: There isn't enough reliable information to know if melanotan is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if melanotan is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
We currently have no information for MELANOTAN overview.
BY INJECTION UNDER THE SKIN:
- For erectile dysfunction (ED): the typical dosage of melanotan is 0.025 mg/kg.
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