Bremelanotide is a peptide used as a treatment for sexual dysfunction in both men and women. In men it can induce erections and restore erectile function. In women it can influence subjective arousal and desire.
EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO OTHER THERAPIES – Bremelanotide provides a treatment alternative for individuals who can’t tolerate other treatments well or for men who do not respond to other treatments such as sildenafil and tadalafil, which can lose their effectiveness over time.
NOT DEPENDANT ON SEXUAL STIMULATION – Many treatment options such as sildenafil and tadalafil require sexual stimulation to be effective, which can cause confidence issues. Bremelanotide will initiate an erection without the need for sexual stimulation.
EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL ED – Research has shown that synthetic melanotropic peptides can initiate erections in men with psychogenic erectile dysfunction (erectile dysfunction caused by predominantly psychological versus physiologic causes).
Bremelanotide, also known as PT-141, belongs to a newer class of drugs called melanocortins, which work on the brain neurotransmitter dopamine, increasing sexual desire.
Bremelanotide activates the hypothalamic and limbic emotional structures in the brain, which naturally flare during sexual arousal.
Specifically, Bremelanotide works at the pre-optic nucleus, which is essential for blood flow to the penis and vulva. The mechanism of action of Bremelanotide involves helping to activate internal pathways in the brain involved in the body’s normal sexual responses.
Bremelanotide has been studied in more than 30 clinical trials with over 2,500 people with positive outcomes for both men and women.
Most often there is a flushing sensation and temporary abdominal cramping that both dissipate within several minutes. The libido increases about 2 to 6 hours after injections with a peak at around 8-12 hours and can last up to 72 hours. Combining this with a PDE-5 medication (Viagra, Cialis) may be a successful combination,but should only be done when your medical provider is aware of your condition and medication use. There is a risk for priapism (prolonged erection) with the use of this injection with or without other medications.