Melanotan is a drug mainly used to treat certain skin conditions. People might wonder whether Melanotan is Scenesse.
The answer to this is yes it is. It has been approved in Australia and the United States as a treatment for EPP.
It has been noticed that Melanotan can help a person tolerate more light on their skin thus better comfort and quality of life.
There are three types of Melanotan available:
- Melanotan-1 -Afamelanotide, sold as Scenesse.
- Melanotan-2 – ‘No mans land’
- Melanotan-3 – Bremelanotide, sold as Vyleesi.
Is Scenesse Melanotan 2?
No. Scenesse is not Melanotan 2.
When it comes to Melanotan 2, people have different opinions or rather they have been made to believe that you cannot use MT-2 as a substitute for Scenesse.
I would think you likely could, given they do a very similar thing, just not proved to be as safe. Yet this doesn’t stop Doctors in Australia prescribing Melanotan 2.
So if some doctors are willing to prescribe it to some Gym Bro, to ‘feel better about their body’ makes you wonder why it isn’t prescribed to some poor unit sitting in a dark room waiting for the day a drug becomes available to better their quality of life…
What is Melanotan-1
Melanotan 1 and Scenesse are just names given to the drug since the real composition of the drug is Afamelanotide.
When it comes to Melanotan 1, you have to have the drug implanted into your skin in the form of Scenesse. This is FDA,TGA approved, and in many places around the world.
What is Melanotan 2?
One may be confused by Melanotan 2 which is a stand-alone drug not connected to the other two approved drugs in any way.
Side Effects of Melanotan 2
In some people other than causing sexual arousal, and darkening of the skin, there have been reported cases of some people getting Anhedonia which is a form of depression.
What is Melanotan 3?
On the other hand, there is also another drug called bremelanotide which is a different drug that also goes by the name PT 141. Melanotan 2 and Bremelanotide are a very similar thing.
Administration of the Melanotan drugs
You can take Melanotan in a few different ways:
- Sniff the christ out of them, up your nose
- Have a doctor fiddle around and put an implant in ya, hangin’ out of ya
- put it into a needle and give yourself a jab
Approval of Melanotan 1 and Melanotan 2
Melanotan 1 is the approved drug for certain skin conditions, unlike Melanotan 2 which is not
approved for anything anywhere (well that’s debatable). MT-1 is approved and sold as Scenesse.
Ruling on the drugs in Australia
My understanding of the melanotan drugs in Australia:
Referencing the Scenesse website, It is to be noted that Scenesse and Melanotan 1 are the same things. Melanotan 1 is only available as Scenesse. You can get this in Australia.
Melanotan 2, it was put under the Schedule 4 category meaning that it cannot be bought over the counter. It can be bought only if your doctor prescribes it for you. You can only get Melanotan 2 from Compounding Pharmacies (In Australia), with a script from your doctor, best of luck getting that.
Melanotan 3 – I doubt you can get this as it is patented as Vyleesi, so I’d assume that is probably on the cards for Australia.
There is also another drug made by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma in Japan known as MT-7117 which achieves the same thing as Melatonin 1, but does it in a different manner, only that this is still in trial. But the world loves all this stuff now…