Class of Benzodiazepines
This family of depressants is used most commonly to produce sedation, sleep, relief of anxiety and muscle spasms, and to prevent seizures. In high doses it acts as a hypnotic, in moderate doses is acts as a anxiolytic, and in low doses as a sedative. They affect the central nervous system and are among the most prescribed medications in the U.S. (DEA)
Of the drugs marketed in the United States that affect central nervous system function, benzodiazepines are among the most widely prescribed medications. Rohypnol specifically is prescribed to treat anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia
Rohypnol is a powerful sedative, which calms and soothes one. To do so, it depresses the central nervous system of the body. This drug is classified as a depressant, which slows down normal body functions. When mixed with alcohol it creates disinhibition and amnesia as well.