Rohypnol


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Rohypnol

(rō-hĭp′nôl′, -nōl′)
n.
A brand name for the drug flunitrazepam.
A benzodiazepine that is ± 10-fold more potent than Valium Route of administration Oral, pulverised/snorted
Effects Slurred speech, impaired judgement, difficulty walking, sedation, blackouts of up to 24 hours, amnesia, respiratory distress; may have paradoxic effects and trigger aggression. Overdose or death can occur if mixed with other drugs or alcohol.
It is popularly known as the ‘date-rape’ drug.
In Texas, to be under the Influence of Rohypnol is 'To Get Roached’.

rohypnol

Date-rape drug, flunitrazepam Drug abuse A benzodiazepine that is ± 10-fold more potent than Valium Route of administration Oral, pulverized/snorted Effects Slurred speech, impaired judgment, hence 'date-rape' drug, difficulty walking, sedation–blackouts of up to 24 hrs, amnesia, respiratory distress; may have paradoxic effects and trigger aggression; OD or death can occur if mixed with other drugs or alcohol

Rohypnol

A brand name for FLUNITRAZEPAM. This drug has, in recent years, acquired an unpleasant reputation as a means of facilitating rape. It is subject to prescription requirements under the Misuse of Drugs Act and is not prescribable under the NHS.
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Hakki did not give evidence, but Bernard Eaton, defending, unsuccessfully tried to convince the jury one of her victims may have taken Rohypnol to counteract an 'uncomfortable cocaine high' while the other man might have had it to drug her before accidentally drinking it himself.
The simple non-medicinal possession of Rohypnol is now an offence but you cannot be arrested for walking around with Valium in your pocket.
To counter the abuse, universities should incorporate Rohypnol awareness into their drug prevention and treatment programs.
The shipment also contained what appeared to be the original Rohypnol box the tablets were popped from before being posted, and a leaflet warning about a number of "sedative effects".
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Eilish Gilvarry was asked about Rohypnol.
He said: "There is no evidence of widespread use of hypnotics in sexual assault, let alone Rohypnol, despite many attempts to prove the contrary.
In one case a patient received a prescription for 60 Xanax tablets and 30 Rohypnol tablets.
Unless, of course, she leaves home without her Rohypnol.
A WOMAN is due to be sentenced today for using the date-rape drug Rohypnol to ``knock out'' and rob a bank manager and a film director.
A temptress is facing life imprisonment after being found guilty of using the date-rape drug Rohypnol to 'knock out' and rob a bank manager and a film director.
A woman lured two City businessmen to their homes with the promise of sex, knocked them out with date-rape drug Rohypnol, then plundered their property, a court was told yesterday.