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Signs and Symptoms of Common Date Rape Drugs

Signs and Symptoms of Common Date Rape Drugs

Michelle, 44, experienced something no woman should ever have to go through- she was drugged at a bar, taken back to a hotel room and was sexually assaulted by multiple men as she slipped in and out of consciousness. The only thing she clearly remembers about that night is how violently ill she fell and how humiliated and confused she felt. Since Michelle’s story in 2016, many other women have come forward, sharing their experiences and what it was like to be roofied in hopes that other women can be more aware of the dangers involved around drink tampering. 
 
Most date rape drugs have the same general symptoms such as dizziness, confusion and memory loss. However, each drug is different and can include some unique symptoms depending on how much is used and what it’s mixed with. 
 
What are some of the most common date rape drugs?
 
Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol):
 
The drug Rohypnol is where the term “roofied” stems from. Rohypnol is a small, white tablet that has no taste or odor when it dissolves in a drink, making it the preferred drug of choice for many perpetrators. The effects are typically felt within 30 minutes of ingestion and can last up to several hours afterwards. The symptoms include slurred speech, nausea, memory loss, blackouts, lowered blood pressure, slowed breathing and difficulty moving. 
 
Does SipChip™ test for Rohypnol? Yes 
 
Alprazolam (Xanax):
 
Xanax is meant for the short-term treatment of anxiety and panic disorders, but has also been popping up in drink spiking cases due to it being one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States. Generally spiking, the combination of alcohol and Xanax intensifies the effects of both substances, and since both act as depressants on the central nervous system, a high enough dosage could cause respiratory failure, coma or even death. The most common symptoms of a lower dosage still include drowsiness, impaired mobility, fainting, anxiety, memory loss, slurred speech and slowed breathing.
 
Does SipChip™ test for Xanax? Yes
 
Diazepam (Valium)
            
Valium is another tranquilizer drug that is designed to treat anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasms and panic attacks. Just like with Xanax, the combination of Valium and alcohol can lead to death in heavy doses. Some lesser symptoms include confusion, disorientation, dizziness, and loss of consciousness. Valium enhances the effects of alcohol, causing you to feel much more intoxicated than you actually are. This could pose great danger for anyone, regardless of whether they are lightly or heavily drinking.
 
Does SipChip™ test for Valium? Yes

SipChip™ also tests for:
·      Midazolam (Versed)
·      Oxazepam (Serax) 
·      Temazepam (Restoril)
 
Now that I know SipChip™ works to detect all of the drugs listed above, how does it work and how do I use it?
 
We’ve designed SipChip™ to be able to detect as little as ¼ of the minimum dose of the most common date rape drugs, including all of the ones listed above, with an accuracy rate of over 99%. This significantly outperforms any other date rape drink test that is currently on the market. If you feel as though someone might have tampered with your drink, use your finger to apply a drop of the liquid into the test area of the SipChip™, wait approximately 30 seconds to 2 minutes, and then check for results. Two lines means you are in the clear and one line means your drink has been drugged. If you’d like an in-depth visual on how to use the product, click here.
 
If you have a funny feeling or a gut instinct is telling you something is off, use the test! We developed Sipchip™ in order to give you peace of mind on your nights out. With SipChip™, you can either put your mind at ease or recognize that there is danger and get immediate help. SipChip™ is designed to be discrete and is small enough to fit in your pocket or stored in one of our custom holders on the back of your phone or on your keychain. 
 
Don’t Guess. Test.

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