What Are Male PT-141 “Bremelanotide” Peptide Treatments?
PT-141, or Bremelanotide – PT-141, also known as Bremelanotide, is a peptide known to produce sexual arousal in the central nervous system and influence sexual behavior. PT-141 is a derivative of another melanocortin. Melanotan 2 has been shown to have a substantial effect on libido, creating sexual arousal in both men and women.
With proper dosing PT-141 acts within 30 -45 minutes of taking the injection, and effects may be felt up to 12 hours from the time of administration and have been known to last for up to 3 days, diminishing each day.
“Bremelanotide can be an alternative treatment for erectile dysfunction with a potentially broad patient base. Because PT-141 works via a different mechanism than drugs like Viagra, it is possible to treat sexual arousal disorders in both men and women that stem from causes other than reduced blood flow to the genitals.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18206919. This action makes PT-141 different from Viagra and other similar medications, as they work on the vascular system. PT-141 works directly with the brain and the rest of the nervous system.
A study of men with ED who did not respond to Viagra found that roughly one third experienced adequate erection for sexual intercourse with PT-141.
What are the Effects of PT 141 in Men?
PT 141 is effective in treating sexual dysfunction in men – impotence / erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. In initial testing, Melanotan II was first studied to induce tanning, but the researcher noticed the formula additionally caused sexual arousal and spontaneous erections as unexpected side effects in 9 out of 10 male volunteer test subjects. PT- 141 has been shown to have significant results on male test patients, with what is described as “intense” and “frequent” erections lasting between 2-6 hours.
What are the Effects of PT 141 in Women ?
PT-141 is sometimes referred to as the female Viagra because it is the only known medication that can be taken as needed to rapidly boost libido and sexual performance in women. Aside from its ability to promote sexual health. Recent studies have shown that over 43% of the women in the United States experience little or no sexual satisfaction from orgasm and only 25% achieve orgasm with intercourse.
Fortunately, there are libido treatments for women who desire greater sexual fulfillment, greater intimacy and enhanced relationships. More women reported moderate or high sexual desire following bremelanotide treatment vs. placebo. Among women who attempted sexual intercourse within 24 hours after treatment, significantly more were satisfied with their level of sexual arousal following bremelanotide, compared with placebo.
Other Benefits Being Researched for PT-141
- PT-141 and Infection – In specific fungal infections, the MC-1R has been found to possess important anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. In the future Pt 141 may be considered as a possible alternative treatment for fungal infections because of PT-141 ability to activate the MC-1R.
Contraindications of PT-141
- High Blood Pressure that is not controlled. Due to its effects on blood pressure (generally a transient increase in systolic blood pressure by 6 mmHg, and diastolic blood pressure by 3 mmHg), bremelanotide is considered contraindicated in people with uncontrolled high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease. As long as bremelanotide is not used more than once in one day, it is not expected to cause more severe increases in blood pressure.
- Known Cardiovascular Disease
Possible side effects of PT-141
Nausea , flushing, injection site reactions, headache and sometimes, vomiting. Nausea is the most reported side effect in women when dosing for the first time. Reports show this side effect decreases with subsequent uses.
Not everyone is a candidate for PT-141, so it’s important to share your complete health history during your consultation. Most of our patients have loved the results of this treatment.