from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A powerful sedative drug, C16H12FN3O3, that is illegal in the United States but is used elsewhere as a hypnotic and in anesthesia. It is popularly known as a “date rape” drug that causes semiconsciousness and memory blackouts and has been used in committing sexual assault.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A sedative drug used as a date rape drug, marketed as Rohypnol for proper use.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[flu(oro)– + nitr(o)– + (di)azepam.]


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word flunitrazepam.


  • Ghodse said stricter control measures by governments and the pharmaceutical industry had helped curb use of Rohypnol, or flunitrazepam, which is now rarely used in attacks, but newer drugs were easier to get hold of and abuse.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Its called flunitrazepam, and its used for anxiety, insomnia and any other indications that other benzodiazapines are used for.

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • There continues to be a problem of diversion or fraudulent prescription of pharmaceuticals such as flunitrazepam (the

    Fact Sheets On Drug Certification

  • Hawkinson, JE, et al. Correlation of neuroactive steroid modulation of [355] t-butylbicyclophosphorothionate and [3H] flunitrazepam binding and gamma-aminobutyric acid A receptor function.

    T.S. Wiley: Estrogen Dilemma: There Is No Dilemma When You Know the Details

  • Finally, Class C includes GHB, ketamine, diazepam, flunitrazepam and most other tranquilizers, sleeping tablets and benzodiazepines as well as anabolic steroids.

    Allison Kilkenny: Government Adviser Fired For Saying Alcohol Is More Dangerous Than Drugs

  • Ketamine and flunitrazepam are used recreationally by individuals in addition to their use as rape facilitators.

    Searching For Proof Of Resistance To Rape

  • Specifically, she said, he gave her Rohypnol, the brand name for the drug flunitrazepam, better known as the “date-rape drug.”

    Lawsuit revisits a Bellevue family’s demise

  • It has been recently discovered that flunitrazepam can be detected in urine up to 5 days after ingestion of a single dose of Rohypnol and for up to a month in hair according to the

    Wired Top Stories

  • Rohypnol is the trade name for the generic drug flunitrazepam, manufactured by Hoffman-La Roche.

    Wired Top Stories

  • The misuse of flunitrazepam - sold under the brand name Rohypnol - has been reduced, thanks to international efforts, but the report said criminals are now using gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid - known as GHB - or ketamine and gamma-Butyrolactone, commonly referred to as GBL.

    Fore, right!


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.