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Medication Description: 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.

In structure and action, it is close to nitrazepam (it contains an additional fluorine atom and a group of CH3).

It has a sedative, hypnotic and anticonvulsant action.

Applied orally and parenterally (intramuscularly or intravenously).

Inside in the form of tablets used for different types of insomnia. Assign adults 1 to 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).

Parenterally used in anesthesiology practice for sedation and the introduction of anesthesia. For premedication prescribed intramuscularly in a dose of 1–2 mg (0.015–0.03 mg / kg), for administration into anesthesia, intravenously at the same dose (injected slowly — 1 mg over 30 seconds).

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

Method of production: 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 the injection, the contents of the ampoule are diluted with attached water. Without the addition of a solvent, it is impossible to introduce the contents of the ampoule with the drug.

Storage: List B.