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  • Melanotan Injecting Survey Results

    Posted on May 6th, 2014 TimB No comments

    Due to the recent increase in publicity regarding the tanning substance Melanotan a brief survey was undertaken to gather further information about the prevalence of Melanotan injecting in Ireland .



  • The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) safety alert on Melanotan

    Posted on September 29th, 2012 TimB No comments

    ‘Tan jab’ continues to pose a risk to health, warns IMB

    The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) today reiterated a precautionary safety alert in relation to  the unauthorised tanning medicine Melanotan (I and II) which is illegal on the Irish market.  This product is not available in pharmacies or authorised distribution channels in Ireland and  it is thought that it is being sourced by consumers on the internet. There is no evidence that it is safe or effective. The IMB has previously warned of the risk of side-effects, ranging from  nausea to headaches and other unknown outcomes. The IMB is advising any consumers  who are currently using this product to cease doing so immediately and consult with their doctor or pharmacist. This product is not authorised in any country in Europe.

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  • Hooked 15: Melanotan 2

    Posted on September 22nd, 2009 TimB No comments

    Hooked episode 15 about a drug that has been appearing more and more in UK needle programmes, Melanotan 2. We discuss what this complex synthetic analogue does, where it comes from, and what some of the risks might be from its use


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