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Melanotan 2 Side Effects
Melanotan II is supposedly a tanning agent and is also advertised as being effective in protecting against skin cancer. It is important to note that Melanotan 2 is an unapproved product and is not advised by FDA. Consumers are advised that there may be adverse side effects of using this Melanotan 2 product. Some of the general risks of using unapproved new drugs could include adverse side effects from bad medications, dangerous drug interactions with the system, and harm from contaminated or outdated drugs. You should do a lot of research and consult with your physician before you take any medication or drugs. Melanotan 2 seems to be a questionable drug, even though many have found it to be an effective drug to tan your skin, the side effects makes it questionable for human consumption.
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What is Melanotan II?
Melanotan-II is a synthetic chemical which is similar to a substance in our bodies called "melanocyte-stimulating hormone," which increases the production of darkening skin pigments. Do not to confuse melanotan-II with melatonin. Adverse effects which may occur with melanotan-II include nausea, stomach cramps, decreased appetite, flushing, tiredness, yawning, darkened skin, spontaneous erections of the penis, and other side effects. It is recommended by many physicians that you do not use melanotan-II if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Side effects included darkening of existing moles, enlargement of existing moles, stretching and yawning, prolonged erections and nausia in the first week.
It should be noted that melanotan II has not been approved by any governmental health regulatory agency for usage as drug.
Side effects of Melanotan 2
Main side effects reported in clinical studies are
Flushing of the face
Tanning of the skin
General feeling of Lethargy
Hyper pigmentation - it is said this is rare.
White skin spots
Spontaneous erections - some have reported undesired increase in libido and erections
New mole appearance - spots of darkened skin and much larger than regular moles are reported.
Some consumers have noticed new appearance of freckles. Some say it works better on men than women. Moles will probably become darker too. Feel free to post your experiences with Melanotan 2, if you have been taking it.