Product Name: Melanotan II (MT 2)
Product Ingredients: Afamelanotide
Melanotan II (MT2) is a synthetic analogue of the naturally produced melanocortin peptide hormone alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH). Melanotan II stimulates the increase of melanin production. Melanin is the main determinative factor of skin pigmentation. It produces a brown pigment which causes skin to become darker. Melanotan II also protects skin cells from harmful UV radiation and influences inflammation, appetite, energy, and sexual function. Thus, Melanotan II possesses potent tanning and aphrodisiac effects.
Melanotan II is mainly indicated to produce skin tanning. It is also used for treating erectile dysfunction in men.
Contraindications and Cautions:
There are several recommendations to avoid any adverse reactions during the treatment. The patient should always inject the drug directly before bed time. The patient should take anti-histamine one or two hours before the first few injections. The drug should be injected in a small amount daily, rather than a larger amount every few days. For the first few injections, the patient is advised to take half of the recommended dosage to verify the body's reaction to the drug. It is contradicted to administrate more than 1 insertion per day. It is also restricted to exceed the daily recommended dose. In order to minimize darkening of the lips it is recommended to wear a physical sun block.
It is strictly contradicted to use Melanotan II during pregnancy or breast feeding.
Usually mostly of the patients tolerate Melanotan II very well and do not experience any adverse effects at the recommended dose. However, Melanotan II might cause several adverse effects such as: nausea; low appetite; vomiting; itching; flu-like symptoms; tiredness and yawning; darkening of freckles, lips; flushing of the face; spontaneous erections in males; increased libido in females.
The recommended dose per injection: 1mg
Injections per vial: 10 x 1mg injections
The recommended amount to inject: 1ml of water for dilution then 1mg = 0.1ml (or 10 units on the Insulin Syringe); 2ml of water for dilution then 1mg = 0.2ml (or 20 units); 3ml of water for dilution, then 1mg = 0.3ml (or 30 units).
For causing an erection in men with erectile dysfunction the recommended dosage of the drug is 0.025 mg/kg.
The recommended dose per injection: 0.5mg
Injections per vial: 20 x 1mg injections
The recommended amount to inject: 1ml of water for dilution then 1mg = 0.05ml (or 5 units on Insulin Syringe); 2ml of water for dilution then 1mg = 0.1ml (or 10 units); 3ml of water for dilution, then 1mg = 0.15ml (or 15 units).
The medication divides into 2 phases.
Loading Phase: 1 injection daily 7 times per week. Usually the results are seen within 2 to 6 weeks.
Maintenance Phase: 1 injection 2 or 3 times per week. This phase continues as long as the patient wants to maintain his shade of tan. After the drug cessation the skin will return to its natural shade in about 1 to 2 months.
For Melanotan II increased efficiency UV exposure is highly recommended.
The length of UV exposure: 20-40 minutes in the sun or 5-10 minutes in a solarium.
Loading Phase: 2 to 3 times weekly for faster results or once per week for gradual effect.
Maintenance Phase: 1 tanning session weekly is usually enough to maintain the color.
The recommend amount of water for dilution is 1ml (100 units mark). However, it is possible to use even 2 or 3 ml of Sterile Water, Bacteriostatic Water, acetic acid or saline 0.9% nacl.
There are no records of any interactions with prescription medications, vitamins, herbal products, foods and etc.
Melanotan II should be kept at a room temperature. The diluted vials should be stored in the refrigerator.