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In many incidences of drug related rape, the victim was initially subdued with certain drugs. In their weakened or unconscious state, they are then helpless to fight off the rapist. 

Drug related rape can take the form of several different actions including penetration, touching, sex, or even attempted rape. Since the victim is drugged, they may not be able to speak, move, or later remember what exactly happened. 
The following drugs are the three main ones. 
 
Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) – This drug comes in pill-form and can be dissolved in a drink. Older versions were colourless, but newer ones transform into blue when dropped in liquid. 
GHB (gamma hydroxybutyric acid) – GHB comes as a white powder, a pill, or also a colourless, odourless liquid. 
Ketamine (ketamine hydrochloride) – Ketamine comes in the form of a white powder. 

Physical Effects of These Drugs 

These drugs usually start working quite fast. The duration of the effects depend on how much of the drug is administered and if it was used with other substances. In general, alcohol increases the strength of the drugs, and can increase the side effects. 
 
Rohypnol – Rohypnol’s side effects include sleepiness or unconsciousness, confusion, forgetfulness, lack of muscle control and motor abilities, lowered blood pressure, feelings of nausea, drunkenness, or dizziness, and difficulty with talking and vision. 
Ketamine – In addition to impaired motor control, sensory distortion, and general confusion, ketamine also causes vomiting, convulsions, a dream like state, hallucinations, or out of body experiences, numbness, speech slurring, and aggressive behaviour. 
GHB – GHB causes much of the same symptoms as Rohypnol, as well as vomiting, tremors, sweating, seizures, lowered heart rate, the feeling of being in a dreamy state. 
 
 
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