Flunitrazepam: A Review of its Pharmacological Properties and Therapeutic Use

@article{Mattila2012FlunitrazepamAR,
  title={Flunitrazepam: A Review of its Pharmacological Properties and Therapeutic Use},
  author={M. A. K. Mattila and H. M. Larni},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={2012},
  volume={20},
  pages={353-374}
}
SummarySynopsis: Flunitrazepam1 is a benzodiazepine derivative whose hypnotic effect predominates over the sedative, anxiolytic, muscle-relaxing and anticonvulsant effects characteristic of benzodiazepines. Thus, it is used as a night-time hypnotic and in anaesthesiology; due to the pronounced hypnotic effect it is not appropriate as a daytime sedative. Asa hypnotic for insomnia its effect is usually characterised by a very fast onset of action and quiet sleep without interruptions. On the… 

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