a depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault; legally available in Europe and Mexico and Colombia
a sedative, better known by its street names "roofie" or "Roche." Also called a "date-rape" drug because it can knock a person out when mixed with alcohol.
A sedative drug prescribed for insomniacs. Rohypnol has become a popular and misused drug because of its ability to produce drowsiness and amnesia (loss of memory). It is the most frequently used of the “date-rape drugs.” See “Date-rape drugs,” GHB, and “Predatory” drugs.
A depressant that is manufactured legally in Colombia, Mexico, and Switzerland by the pharmaceutical company Hoffman-La Roche. It has never been manufactured or marketed legally in the U.S. One of the main attractions was the substanceâ€™s purported ability to relax womenâ€™s resistance to sexual assault â€“ which gave it the â€œdate rape drugâ€ reputation. Rohypnol is reported to be seven to 10 times more potent than Valium.
An overseas prescription sleeping aid that, in lower doses, gives users a feeling similar to alcohol intoxication; also used as a date rape drug.
Commonly known as "roofies" and in the family of well-known date rape drugs, it is illegal in the United States. It produces sedative effects, including amnesia, muscle relaxation, and the slowing of psychomotor performance. Sedation occurs 20 to 30 minutes after administration of a tablet and lasts for approximately eight hours.
A powerful benzodiazepine which induces sleep.