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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A Rohypnol tablet is small and white with "ROCHE" (for Hoffman-LaRoche, its manufacturer) and a circled "1" or "2" inscribed on one side.
Rohypnol tablets are tasteless and odourless, and are effective less than half an hour after being ingested.
although I am unsure what the full motives were, but certainly there was an element of this controlling behaviour in which you used the administration of the drug Rohypnol to achieve what was then an act of theft.'
Guyana-born Hakki, of Gale Street, Bow, east London, was convicted of two counts of causing the Rohypnol to be taken, and two of theft between May 2002 and August the following year.
Hakki, of Gale Street, Bow, east London, denies two counts of unlawfully causing to be taken a stupefying or overpowering drug, namely Rohypnol, with intent to enable her to commit an indictable offence, namely theft.
The Roofies (Roofies is the street name for Rohypnol) Foundation, which runs the helpline for victims, has released figures showing that last year the running total number of attacks in Wales jumped from 259 to 320.
And even if police get hold of the films, it is often difficult to prosecute because the drugs used - mostly Rohypnol and GHB - appear to make women into willing participants.
``It's not about Rohypnol in the same way that Firestarter is not about starting fires,'' he says.
And she believes her friend, who collapsed after leaving to go to a disco, also had her drink tampered with, possibly with Rohypnol.
The report comments that focus on Rohypnol has resulted in this medicine being falsely associated with drug-assisted sexual assault.
Mi sueno apacible, sin Rohypnol, por vez primera en mas de diez anos, !y tampoco sin Prindex!
The drug is prescribed as a relaxant to aid sleep and treat insomnia, but it is also known as Rohypnol and used in sex attacks, causing the victim to have a blackout.