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Description of medicine: Flunitrazepam (Flunitrazepam)

Flunitrazepam (Flunitrazepam) *. 5- (ortho-fluorophenyl) -1, 3-dihydro-1-methyl-7-nitro-2H-1, 4-benzodiazepin-2-one.

Synonyms: Rohypnol, Hypnodorm, Hypnosedon, Narcozep, Primum, Rohipnol, Sedex, Valsera, etc.

The structure and action is close to nitrazepam (contains an additional fluorine atom and a CH3 group).

It has a sedative, hypnotic and anticonvulsant effect.

Applied orally and parenterally (intramuscularly or intravenously).

Inside in the form of tablets is used for different types of insomnia. Assign to adults 1 - 2 mg (1/2 - 1 tablet at bedtime), elderly patients - 0.5 mg (1/4 tablet); children under the age of 15 years - from 0.5 to 1.5 mg (1/4 - 1/2 - 3/4 tablets).

Parenteral use in anesthetic practice for sedation and anesthesia. For premedication, 1–2 mg is prescribed intramuscularly (0.015–0.03 mg / kg); for anesthesia, it is administered intravenously in the same dose (administered slowly - 1 mg for 30 s).

Possible side effects and precautions are basically the same as when using nitrazepam.

Method of release: tablets containing 0.002 g (2 mg) of flunitrazepam in a package of 10.30 and 100 pieces; in ampoules containing 2 mg of the drug with the application of ampoules with 1 ml of sterile water for injection, in a package of 25 ampoules. Immediately before injection, the contents of the ampoule are diluted with the supplied water. Without the addition of solvent, it is impossible to enter the contents of the ampoule with the drug.

Storage: List B.