|Legal Status||Class C|
Penalty for possession: Up to two years in prison and / or an unlimited fine.
Penalty for dealing: Up to 14 years in prison and / or an unlimited fine.
Phenazepam is used in Russia for the treatment of neurological disorders such as epilsepsy, Alcohol Withdrawal symptoms and Insomnia. It can be used as a pre-medication before surgery as a Sedative, it reduces anxiety to induce sleep and is a muscle relaxant. It is not used medically in the UK. It is a powerful central nervous system depressant, sedative and anticonvulsant. Reports suggest phenazepam is approximately five times stronger than Valium.
|Short Term Effects||
Phanazepam induces relaxation, and the relief of tension and anxiety. Other effects include drowsiness, light-headedness, loss of coordination, confusion & forgetfulness, hiccups. Reports suggest Phenazepam is approximately five times stronger than Valium (another well known benzodiazepine). Overdose - there is the potential for users to re-dose before the onset of the effects of the original dose, as effects do not reach their peak until 2 to 3 hours after an oral dose has been taken, this significantly increases the risk of overdose. This risk further increases if combined with other drugs and / or Alcohol. Accidents are a risk whilst under the influence. May be mis-sold or mistaken for other Benzodiazepines such as Valium so users will be unaware of the stronger effects and associated risks.
|Long Term Effects||
Tolerance and dependence can develop. Severe withdrawal symptoms if suddenly stopped, and panic attacks, severe anxiety and convulsions may occur.
Identified in Poland: • N-(2-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl)-N-methylbenzo[d][1,3]dioxole-5-carboxamide (3,4-methylenedioxy-U-47700)a NPS Opioid
There have been recent deaths and hospitalisations relating to substance use at festivals.: Be aware that over the past few years there has been an increase in the dosage and purity of substances available, in particular MDMA ‘Ecstasy’ pills. Increased purity and dosage means an increase in potential for adverse effects. Pills and powders etc.. may not contain what is intended, different substances have different doses,effects, time of onset and duration. Where WEDINOS have tested pressed pills; the result relates only to the samples analysed and cannot be used to indicate the contents, profile or quality of a wider batch of the substance. This is always the case despite pills having the same logo, shape size and colour.