PT-141 for Women
What is PT-141?
PT-141 was developed from the peptide Melanotan 2, which is a synthetically produced variant of a
peptide hormone naturally produced in the body that stimulates melanogenesis that is known as alpha-
Melanocyte stimulating hormone. PT-141 has been shown in studies to provide libido-enhancing effects by
activating the melanocortin receptors MC1R and MC4R, without tanning the skin.
PT-141 is a potential remedy for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction and male erectile dysfunction.
Studies have shown that PT-141 does not act on the vascular system, but may increase sexual desire
through the nervous system.
Patient Benefits Over Time May Include:
Typical Prescribing Protocol for Women:
Females with FSAD or HSDD may begin with 750mcg – 1mg (0.075mL – 0.1mL) via subcutaneous injection
(titrating dose upward to effect as needed or tolerated) at least 45 minutes prior to sexual activity. Recommended to use no more than two times per week.
Side effects may include: nausea, flushing and headache.