Rohypnol (flunitrazepam)


Popular names ‘Roofies’, ‘R2’, ‘Roofinol’, ‘Rope’, ‘Rophies’, ‘Forget-me pill’
What is it?

Rohypnol is the common and brand name for Flunitrazepam, a benzodiazepine sometimes used in the treatment of sleep disorders. 

Sought after effects
  • Relaxing, sleepy
  • Reduced anxiety
Undesired effects
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Deep and intense memory loss
  • Complete loss of movement and lack of coordination, potentially leaving users very vulnerable
What does it look like?

Usually come in tablet form. I mg in the UK being green, film coated marked ‘542’ oval and centrally scored (previously scored purple rhomboids). Non-water soluble. Some non-UK sources can be 2mg, white and medium-small, quartered and more soluble in water. This was the probably the derivation of the ‘date-rape’ reputation.

How is it taken?

Swallowed: tablets are swallowed, in ‘spiking’ they are crushed and added to drink, usually alcohol.