May 2, 2016

Melanotan-Ii

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What other names is Melanotan-ii known by?

Melanotan II, MT-II.

What is Melanotan-ii?

Melanotan-II is a lab-made chemical that is similar to a hormone found in people. Be careful not to confuse melanotan-II with melatonin.

Melanotan-II is given as a shot to produce erections in men with ED (erectile dysfunction), tan the skin, and prevent skin cancers caused by sun exposure.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Producing erections in men with ED (erectile dysfunction), when given as a shot under the skin.
  • Tanning of the skin, when given as a shot under the skin.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Preventing skin cancers due to sun exposure, when given as a shot under the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of melanotan-II for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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