'Injectible tan' leads to rapidly changing moles, experts say

February 3, 2009
Allison Tsai

Dublin, Ireland - Melanotan, an unlicensed medicine that works by increasing the levels of melanin in a person's body after being injected, has been linked to rapidly changing moles, the Evening Herald reports.

Dublin, Ireland

- Melanotan, an unlicensed drug that works by increasing the levels of melanin in a person’s body after injection, has been linked to rapidly changing moles, the

Evening Herald

reports.

The United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has warned consumers to avoid the product because it has not been tested for safety, quality or effectiveness and its side effects are unknown, according to the

Herald

.