What is Flunitrazolam?
Flunitrazolam belongs to benzodiazepine class. It is a novel synthetic depressant substance which is highly potent, that is, drug is active even in microgram dose range. On administration, it can cause anxiety suppression, disinhibition, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, muscle relaxation and amnesia etc. It is relatively a new molecule and has been available from the research chemical market from year 2016, marketed by online vendors. This substance is entirely novel, so all the information available about its dosage, effects and toxicity is more of a speculation and therefore, the information provided should not be entirely trusted upon.
The class of benzodiazepine to which the Flunitrazolam belongs contains fused triazole ring called as triazolobenzodiazepines, and have particular suffix of “zolam”. This indicates that the flunitrazolam is comprised of a methylated triazole ring attached to R1 and R2 location of its diazepine ring. The name Flunitrazolam is due to the molecule containing fluorine, bromine and triazole substitutions on the core benzodiazepine skeleton. The Flunitrazolam is a member of benzodiazepine class as it comprises of 1,4- diazepine ring that is fused to a substituted benzene ring. The bromine attaches at R7 location of this bicyclic structure. Moreover, a fluorine substituted phenyl ring is attached at R5 location of this structure.
It is prepared through volumetric liquid dosing method, due to reason of being highly potent. It is strongly recommended not to combine this substance with other depressant substances such as opiates, barbiturates, gabapentinoids, thienodiazepines, alcohol and other GABAergic substances, particularly in common to heavy doses, as it can cause death of an individual. A