PT 141 therapy is an emerging treatment for erectile dysfunction that works by increasing sexual desire in the brain. It’s a quick-acting therapy that can often improve your libido and increase the firmness of your erections in just minutes to hours after each dose. It’s typically used as an alternative to PDE5 inhibitors, such as Viagra, which don’t work well for some men due to health conditions or other medications they take.
PT-141, also known as bremelanotide, is an artificial peptide developed from the melanocortin receptor agonist Melanotan 2, which was used in tanning salons to help control skin pigmentation. It was later discovered to have other benefits, including treating male hypoactive sexual desire disorder.
This peptide hormone therapy binds to melanocortin receptors in the body and prompts the nervous system to send signals that increase arousal, motivation, and sexual satisfaction. It can be injected subcutaneously in areas with fat deposits, such as the abdomen or the thigh. Unlike ED medicines like Cialis and Viagra, which open blood flow to the penis, this medication works through the melanocortin receptors in your brain.
PT-141 is an effective treatment for ED, especially when used in combination with other sex hormone treatments. It’s also an effective libido booster for both men and women. I recently treated a patient who had been suffering from low libido for years. After he began taking PT-141, his libido went through the roof and he experienced a dramatic improvement in his ability to get and keep an erection.