Top
30
Doctor insights on: How Long Does The Date Rape Drug Rohypnol Stay In Your Body And Can You Be Tested To See If You Were Given It

Share
1

1
How long does the date-rape drug Rohypnol stay in your body and can you be tested to see if you were given it?

Urine test: A urine test could potentially detect Rohypnol for up to sixty hours after it was ingested. But it is hard to detect because concentrations may be quite low. ...Read more

Sexual Assault (Definition)

Sexual assault is a crime in which the victim has received unwanted touches (or worse bodily contact) on sexual parts of his or her body, or the victim has been touched by sexual parts of the attacker's body. State and federal laws have detailed legal ...Read more


2

2
How does Rohypnol work and what are its long term use side effects as a date rape drug?

How does Rohypnol work and what are its long term use side effects as a date rape drug?

Is a sedative in the: Benzodiazepine class of drugs. It is not approved or sold legally in the us. Side effects include blackouts, with a complete loss of memory, dizziness and disorientation, nausea and vomiting, headache, difficulty breathing & with motor movements and speaking. The combination of alcohol & Rohypnol is particularly hazardous. Long term use impairs general learning and causes tolerance and dependence. ...Read more

3

3
Why is the date rape drug "rohypnol" produced?

Why is the date rape drug "rohypnol" produced?

Rohypnol: Is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with general properties similar to those of valium (diazepam). It is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia, as a pre-medication in surgical procedures and for inducing anaesthesia. It's not available in the United States. ...Read more

4

4
Is there permanent damage to the brain from a date rape drug like rohypnol?

Is there permanent damage to the brain from a date rape drug like rohypnol?

General learning: Can be affected when taken for prolonged periods. Can result in inability to form new memories and profound sedation. Immediate effects can include respiratory depression (loss of impulse to breathe) when combined with other drugs such as alcohol. If you suspect that you or a friend have been drugged, please go for tests straight away as the chemical takes a few days to clear up. ...Read more

5

5
How do I know if I was analy raped if I was under rohypnol?

How do I know if I was analy raped if I was under rohypnol?

ER: Sorry to hear that. Please go to the er immediately and have them do a rape evaluation of you. Time is of the essence. They can search for particles, hair, semen, skin cells, etc. You would also be suspicious if you have rectal pain or bleeding. This is a crime and you need to go to the hospital first and then have the police try to catch this person before it happens to someone else. ...Read more

7

7
Do girls need to fear the date rape drug?

Do girls need to fear the date rape drug?

Yes: Sexual predator can put the drug in a girl's drink when she is not paying attention and date rape drug can make a girl pass out and have no recollection of what happen while she is drugged. You can read more about date rape drug on http://www. Womenshealth. Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/date-rape-drugs. Cfm. ...Read more

8

8
Can the date-rape drug GHB stop the pain of the act itself?

Can the date-rape drug GHB stop the pain of the act itself?

NO GHB is dangerous: Negative effects may include sweating, loss of consciousness (reported by 69 percent of users), nausea, hallucinations, amnesia, and coma, among other adverse effects. The devastating psychological pain and impact of rape occurs regardless when the person comes off the drug and realizes what has happened. ...Read more

9

9
Is alcohol a date rape drug?

Is alcohol a date rape drug?

Well. . .: Alcohol is technically not referred to as the "date rape drug" -- that would more often be things like rohypnol, xanax, (alprazolam) clonazepam, ghb, and ketamine. But if you're intoxicated enough with alcohol, all kinds of things could happen that you'd prefer not to experience. ...Read more

10

10
What are so-called date rape drugs?

What are so-called date rape drugs?

Dangerous Drugs: These are drugs that are sometimes used to assist a sexual assault. These drugs are powerful and dangerous. They can be slipped into your drink when you are not looking. The drugs often have no color, smell, or taste, so you can't tell if you are being drugged. The drugs can make you become weak and confused — or even pass out — so that you are unable to refuse sex or defend yourself. ...Read more

11

11
Is alcohol considered a date rape drug? What about other drugs?

Is alcohol considered a date rape drug? What about other drugs?

Yes: Alcohol is the oldest date rape drug known to humankind. Women who drink to the point of blackout or are disinhibited and exhibit poor judgement are far more likely to be sexually assaulted. Adding a benzodiazepine to it (xanax, ativan, (lorazepam) sleeping pills) makes it more likely to cause blackout. Some drugs, like GHB and Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) are very rapidly absorbed and widely used for date rape. ...Read more

12

12
What are date rape drugs?

So you get amnesia: These drugs are given to people to cause amnesia. Then person may get raped but cannot remember. Be careful in bars about accepting drinks from strangers. ...Read more

13

13
What do date rape drugs look like?

Date Rape Drug FActs: There are good resources online for this, such as:
http://www. Womenshealth. Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/date-rape-drugs. Cfm#b and also

http://womenshealth. Gov/health-topics/a-z-topic/pubs-orgs. Cfm? Topic=1476. ...Read more

14

14
Can you tell me what date rape drugs are?

Evil use of drugs...: Given to a victim unaware of it, who then loses essential concious ability to make choices. Choices are made for them by manipulating persons who seek to "posses" the decicion making authority to misuse, molest, and rape their victims. All sorts of chemicals can be used in this fashion: alcohol, barbiturates, benodiazepines, ghb, and others that lower ones level of consciousness and retraint. ...Read more

15

15
Please help! What is the difference between versed and a date rape drug?

Could be one: Versed (midazolam) is a strong benzodiazepine tranquilizer given in supervised medical settings before medical/surgical procedures (or childbirth) to reduce anxiety ; cause sedation. It is available as an injection or orally, and the latter has been reported as a date-rape drug. Such use is both illegal and very dangerous even if sexual assault does not occur — ; much more so if it does. ...Read more

16

16
Can an epipen (epinephrine) save you from the effects of date rape drugs?

Can an epipen (epinephrine) save you from the effects of date rape drugs?

Unfortunately, no: Epipens (epinephrine) can reverse life-threatening allergic reactions, not counter the pharmacological effects of drugs. Certain foods, stinging/biting insects, medications, and latex can set off allergic reactions -- including hives, itching, flushing, and swelling of the lips, tongue, and roof of mouth; throat & chest tightness, etc. Date rape drugs cause entirely different effects -- unless you're allergic. ...Read more

17

17
Is there a drug or treatment that could wake someone from sleep induced by a date-rape drug?

If you believe: Someone has taken a date rape drug and is not waking up, take them to an ER and have them seen. There are several types of date rape drugs and they can be lethal. ...Read more

18

18
If u have progressed to aids would your antibody test be negative? It's been 12 yrs since rape and I got tested neg would it be accurate after so long

If u have progressed to aids would your antibody test be negative? It's been 12 yrs since rape and I got tested neg would it be accurate after so long

AIDS is NOT likely: If I am understanding your question correctly, it is unlikely for you to have AIDS if HIV testing is negative after 12 years since the rape. See your doctor for a discussion about your concerns. ...Read more

19

19
Date rape. Extremely upset, won't report. Adamant all that was touching her body be burned, clothes, jewelry, purse, etc. S.Asian girl. Lim english? Help?

Therapy: This person needs therapy, and culturally appropriate and language appropriate therapy. Gestures like the ones she is proposing may be helpful for her, but what she underwent can cause lifetime psychologic scarring. She needs extensive psychotherapy to make sure she is ok now and in the future. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
4 doctors agreed:
20

20
If I was date raped, will there be any signs or symptoms when I wake up? Like any feeling of soreness or pain?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
4 doctors agreed:

Possibly: Possibly, but not absolutely. If you have a concern, go to an er and get a rape kit done. ...Read more

21

21
How can my gym help me get through an exam after I was raped? I'm really scared to go. I already see a therapist.

How can my gym help me get through an exam after I was raped? I'm really scared to go. I already see a therapist.

Need GYN exam: I'm so sorry for what happened. You should see a GYN to check for pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, any injuries etc and to collect medical evidence if you decide to press legal charges. Have a trusted friend or family member go with you for support. Glad you have a therapist. The gynecologist is there to help you. See: http://womenshealth. About. Com/cs/azhealthtopics/a/rapehealsurvive. Htm Take care of yourself to start the healing process. I hope this helps. ...Read more

22

22
I was raped 4 days ago. Still haven't gone to police. If I go now is it to late? Will there still be evidence on my body like DNA? I'm scared

Seek help, survivor: Please do go to the police and the ER or a doctor you know who can do a rape kit and screen you for sexually transmitted disease and prescribe medication. If you've showered, which I assume you have after 4 days, then bring your unwashed clothes you wore during the rape, if they haven't been washed. There may be physical evidence on your clothes. It is scary. I'm so very sorry it happened. Bless u ...Read more

23

23
What is date rape?

What is date rape?

Forced intercourse: This unfortunate activity occurs when a partner forces the other member to have sex without their consent. Sometimes this is with the aid of drugs and alcohol, but other times the stronger partner forces the weaker to consent. It is technically illegal but difficult to prosecute since their are no witnesses and a strong embarrasment factor. ...Read more

24

24
How can I physically tell if I was raped? I can't remember anything and waiting for tests is taking really long

Rape?: If you are not sure if you have been assaulted, I would consider going to the er and having an exam to look for signs and collect any evidence of rape. You may not have any visible signs and may not be able to tell otherwise. ...Read more

25

25
My daughters boyfriend was raped and held prisoner as a child by his mothers boyfriend, who should he see as a dr in bennington, vt?

PTSD Specialist: I don't know specifically who he should see there, but he could look for a therapist with expertise in ptsd. He could start by looking on emd-r website for clinicians. ...Read more

26

26
I'm concerned about whether or not to take Plan B I'm a virgin and I think I might have been date raped. What are the chances that I could be pregnant if all the guy did was stick it in for a few seconds but there was no actual sex

I'm concerned about whether or not to take Plan B I'm a virgin and I think I might have been date raped. What are the chances that I could be pregnant if all the guy did was stick it in for a few seconds but there was no actual sex

There: There is always a chance of pregnancy if a penis is inside the vagina, even if only for a few seconds. Please take Plan B if you are at all concerned. I would also ask you to go to the er and report this as a rape. This individual may rape others in the future and and this needs a complete evaluation. You should also have testing for infectious diseases after being raped. I am so sorry that this happened to you. ...Read more

27

27
Molested an raped I got molested at 7 years old and raped at 19 people say I should see a theorist but im afraid to talk sex scares me and it hurt for the longest time or I just didn't feel anything but within the past year I can feel it but I dot feel it

There are millions: Millions just like you. Talking to a specialist in rape/molestation is a way out! Or you can just worry and deny things for years of wasted energy and time. You started already with us, now take the next step and get a therapist that specializes in this area. You need to learn to live life and enjoy as much as it can offer you! Your not at fault! ...Read more

28

28
What happens when tell doctor you might have been drugged? Or used a drug? (One occurance/ week ago) no rape suspected.

Acute Stress Reactio: Your life and Your Emotional Health are Precious!

I feel empathy for your experience of possibly being drugged.

You may have used drug to cope with stressors in your life, or under peer pressure or to experiment.

Reflect this unfortunate episode in your lie, learn from it,

Have courage to tell the Doctor

Have faith, that Doctor will understand

Get needed treatment including Therapy ...Read more

29

29
How long after a rape, (i have had the kit done) do I need to be rechecked for any stds?

Repeat in 6 months: So sorry to hear that this happened to you. Usually one is tested immediately and again 6 months later. ...Read more

30

30
How do doctor's see/confirm someone was raped when doing a pelvic exam?

See answer: A "rape kit" is used: consists of small boxes, microscope slides + plastic bags for collecting + storing evidence such as clothing fibers, hairs, saliva, semen or body fluid, which may help identify the assailant and provide evidence supporting prosecution in a criminal trial. Done properly, the process of collecting evidence for the kit can take hours. Victim can accept/decline any part of exam. ...Read more

Rape (Definition)

Rape is the act of forcing sexual activity on someone else. It is usually conducted by men against women. Being raped may put a woman at risk of ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
23 Doctors shared insights

Rohypnol (Definition)

Rohypnol, also called roofies, is a sedative and relaxant drug that is ...Read more