Daily Archives: December 27, 2015
In the song Glory, Lil Wayne raps,
She poppin’ roofies
Roofies, known chemically as flunitrazepam, is a notorious date rape drug due to its high potency and ability to cause strong amnesia.
Therefore any woman who voluntarily takes roofies fully accepts the consequences and side effects that come with it.
Flunitrazepam /ˌfluːnɨˈtræzɨpæm/, also known as Rohypnol among others, is an intermediate acting benzodiazepine used as an hypnotic, sedative, anticonvulsant,anxiolytic, and skeletal muscle relaxantdrug. In general, the prescription of flunitrazepam as a hypnotic is intended to be for short-term treatment of chronic or severe insomniacs not responsive to other hypnotics, especially in inpatients. It is considered to be one of the most effective benzodiazepine hypnotics on a dose basis. Just as with other hypnotics, flunitrazepam should be strictly used only on a short-term basis or in those with chronic insomnia on an occasional basis. It is also known and produced from common precursors to 1,4-benzophenones, in 1963. Flunitrazepam has been referred to as a date rape drug even though its incidence is very rare in cases that have been reported.
Flunitrazepam is classed as a nitro-benzodiazepine. It is the fluorinated N-methyl derivative of nitrazepam. Other nitro-benzodiazepines include nitrazepam (the parent compound), nimetazepam(methylamino derivative) and clonazepam (2ʹ-chlorinated derivative).
Adverse effects of flunitrazepam include dependence, both physical and psychological; reduced sleep quality resulting in somnolence; and overdose, resulting in excessive sedation, impairment of balance and speech, respiratory depression or coma, and possibly death. Because of the latter, flunitrazepam is commonly used in suicide. When used in pregnancy, it might cause hypotonia.