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A brand name for the drug flunitrazepam.
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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’.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
rohypnolDate-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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
RohypnolA 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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005