Benzodiazepines are a type of tranquilizer drug that is available as prescription medication but also in the form of research chemicals for experimentation and study. A new benzodiazepine derivative known as Flubromazepam has entered the market recently and is being sold in internet shops as a research chemical.
This new type of benzo is said to be especially powerful and could potentially be abused by people looking for recreational drugs on the internet. Because this new type of benzo has not become available through prescription, it could be dangerous to users who are not aware of its potency or the unique effects of the drug.
Until more is known about the chemical that recently appeared on the market, drug users might be taking a risk in trying out flubromazepam.
The Development of Flubromazepam
The actual chemical formula of flubromazepam has been in existence since 1960 when it was first made as a benzo derivative. When it was first made, the chemical was never marketed and did not receive any research or study until only a few years ago when it was rediscovered.
The drug started being sold as a research chemical in late 2012 and began to appear in internet stores where it could be obtained by scientists looking to study its effects. It is closely related to other benzos such as phenazepam with only a single alteration of replacing one component.
Although the chemical is still being studied for its impact on users, it is said to have sedative, hypnotic, muscle relaxant and antiepileptic effects which are common to most benzo derivatives. Users of the drug also experience a strong anti-anxiety effect which is often the case with benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium.
The potent new benzo can provide powerful effects of sedation, drowsiness and a feeling of being disoriented to the user.
Effects of Using the Drug
Although flubromazepam is marketed as a research chemical and is often quite costly, there are already many cases of individuals abusing the drug for recreational purposes. Drug users are looking for new types of benzos to determine the differences in the "high" between each benzo derivative.
Unfortunately, these designer drugs are relatively easy to obtain and have not been studied enough for users to understand their effects. People taking these drug recreationally may experience some very potent effects of flubromazepam and not be prepared for what it does to their mind and body.
This particular benzo derivative can make users feel extremely drowsy because of its sedative effect and they may find it difficult to function normally. People taking the drug for recreational reasons may be looking for its euphoric effect and the feeling of calm that can be experienced because of its anti-anxiety component.
While users may enjoy the sense of relaxation provided by such a powerful drug, there are a number of dangers that they may not take into account when trying out flubromazepam.
One issue with flubromazepam is that it can take some time to begin its effects and typically the user will not feel anything for several hours. Recreational users may become impatient and begin taking a higher dose to experience the effects.
This can quickly lead to them taking too much to the point of harming themselves or causing an overdose. Like most benzos, this new research chemical can quickly become addictive because the brain becomes adjusted to having the drug in its system.
It can even be more addictive than other benzos because it lasts longer and the brain has more time to become accustomed to it. Flubromazepam can also lead to withdrawal symptoms, another sign that it is addictive.
Although it is not available through prescription, this research chemical can pose a serious threat to people using benzos recreationally in terms of its addictiveness and potential for overdose.