Tanning Melanotan Jabs and Nasal Spray: Safe or Not?

Al Abadie, Mohammed, Sharara, Zinah and Veetil, Jayaprabha Puthan (2024) Tanning Melanotan Jabs and Nasal Spray: Safe or Not? Medical & Clinical Research . ISSN 2577-8005

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Cultural values among young population are focused on the concept of skin tanning as a perception of health and attractiveness. This has populated the development of using synthetic tanning agents especially with the advertisement coming from the social media. Synthetic tanning agents in forms of nasal spray or injections have gained publicity of use within society through the web and other uncontrolled sourcing routes. Warnings have been issued by UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, and Irish Medicines Board against the use of subcutaneous injections labelled as Melanotan, after the upsurge in consuming tanning injections that has noticed in recent years.

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