Erimin is the brand name for nimetazepam manufactured by Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals in Japan. It is a benzodiazepine with hypnotic and anxiolytic properties and can usually be found in 5 mg individual foil wrap packets or strips. It is often called Erimin 5 on the streets. This is the box which Erimin comes from – it has the familiar red color scheme and the Sumitomo logo (looks like a four leaved clover) and each box contains 10 strips of 10 x 5 mg Erimin tablets.
Erimin is usually encountered on the streets in the form of a 10 pill strip – an aluminum foil with perforations on each tablet, making it very suitable for single pill (Erimin is a small reddish pill) distribution and it is the most commonly used drug in Malaysia. It has recently been put under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 schedule, making it illegal to possess with higher penalties. It used to be under the Poisons Act like most benzodiazepines but rampant use of Erimin (nimetazepam) has caused the rescheduling in Malaysia.
Erimin is considered a rare and exotic benzodiazepine in certain countries and is illegal in some countries e.g. Malaysia, but is legally prescribed for anxiety and sleep disorders in Japan. The Sumitomo box containing 100 tablets of 5 mg Erimin is from Japan and it is quite rare for someone to be in possession of a box of Erimin due to legality issues. It is, however, just another benzodiazepine and is usually consumed with alcohol in recreational use circles and as a come down pill for Ecstasy (MDMA) users and also methamphetamine users.
Erimin is quite euphoric in large amounts (around 10 pills – one strip) for benzodiazepine tolerant people (this is not a dosage guide) and is the benzodiazepine of choice for recreation for most people. I would rate the effects of this particular benzodiazepine derivative above Xanax (alprazolam) and on par with Rohypnol (flunitazepam).
Disclaimer: The first photo of the Sumitomo box containing Erimin is not a shot taken in my room in Sibu. The Erimin box picture is for informative purposes only and does not imply in any way that the author possesses large amounts of Erimin 5 mg. I do not possess any nimetazepam (Erimin) and I would suggest that anyone in possession of Erimin maintain the same disclaimer since it has been rescheduled into the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
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