A short-to intermediate-acting benzodiazepine derivative available in some countries for the treatment of severe insomnia under the brand name rohypnol. In the united states, flunitrazepam is considered to be an illegal drug. Although its illicit use has been implicated in cases of “date rape,” flunitrazepam is more often used recreationally (in street slang, it is commonly referred to as a “roofie”).

A tranquilliser that; because of its association with ‘date rape’ cases, is a controlled drug in the UK.

A drug with the trade name Rohypnol flunitrazepam is a benzodiazepine with a prolonged action; it is prescribed as a hypnotic. This drug may be particularly subject to abuse.

Flunitrazepam, a type of benzodiazepine drug, is prescribed as a sleeping medication for insomnia treatment. However, its effects might last into the following day. Long-term usage of flunitrazepam can lead to dependence. It is also recognized as Rohypnol, or the “date-rape” drug, and is classified as a controlled substance.