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Rohypnol

What is Rohypnol?

Rohypnol is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with general properties similar to those of Valium (diazepam). It is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia, as a pre-medication in surgical procedures and for inducing anesthesia.

Since the 1990s Rohypnol has been used illegally to lessen the depression caused by the abuse of stimulants, such as cocaine and methamphetamine, and also as an aid for sexual assault. The so-called “date-rape drug” was placed unknowingly in the drinks of victims, often at a bar or party (“club drug”). Due to the strong amnesia produced by the drug, victims would have limited or no memory of the assault


Rohypnol is usually consumed orally, and is often combined with alcohol. Rohypnol use causes a number of adverse effects, which may last 12 hours of more, including:

  • drowsiness, sleep

  • dizziness

  • loss of motor control

  • decreased reaction time

  • impaired judgement

  • lack of coordination

  • slurred speech

  • confusion

  • aggression or excitability

  • loss of memory of events while under the influence (amnesia)

  • stomach disturbances

  • respiratory depression with higher doses.





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