Melanotan II or MT-II is used to produce erections in men. It is made chemically in lab and functions similarly like hormones found in humans. One should not confuse it with melatonin. This hormone like drug is injected in the body to get erections, skin tan and prevent one’s skin from cancer that can be caused by sun exposure.
Melanotan II contains a substance that is similar to something that is already present in our bodies- the melanocyte-stimulating hormone. This hormone’s function is to increase the production of skin-darkening pigments. The makers of Melanotan-II say that the substance can stimulate the brain to get erections of the penis.
Men who face ED i.e. erectile dysfunction can be given a shot of Melanotan II under the skin to get erection, but only after consulting the doctors. People also use the shot to get the skin tanned. And the shot is also effective to prevent skin cancers. Melanotan-II is considered safe if taken under the able guidance of a medical practitioner to treat the dysfunction.
The effects of Melanotan-II is that it gives spontaneous erections of the penis so how to and when to use it can be suggested by the doctor. For erection in men with ED, the typical dosage suggested of melanotan-II is 0.025 mg/kg whereas people who want to get their skin tanned can take a dosage of 0.025 mg/kg melanotan-II.
The dosage needs to be confirmed with the doctor so that no side effects like nausea, stomach cramps, decreased appetite, flushing, tiredness, yawning, darkened skin is caused. It is better for pregnant and breast feeding women to stay away from the dose. No side effect is known but better be safe than sorry.