Quetiapine Fumarate is a dibenzothiazepine. It’s a crystalline powder that’s white to off-white in colour and mildly soluble in water. It is a general prescription drug that shows antipsychotic activity and helps regulate mania (overexcitement) in bipolar patients and lowers schizophrenia symptoms including hallucinations and delusions.
Quetiapine was first discovered in 1985 and received US-FDA approval for medical usage in 1997. It is believed to work by blocking a number of receptors including serotonin and dopamine. It is sold under the brand name Seroquel. It is available as immediate-release and extended-release tablets.
|Name of Product||Quetiapine Fumarate|
|IUPAC Name||2-[2-(4-benzo[b][1,4]benzothiazepin-6-ylpiperazin-1-yl)ethoxy]ethanol;but-2-enedioic acid|
|Synonyms||Fumarato de Quetiapina; Fumarate de quétiapine; Quetiapina fumarato|
|Molecular Weight||C29H33N3O10S g/mol|
|1||Appearance (Color)||White to off-white|
|2||Appearance (Form)||Solid Powder|
|4||Long term Storage||2-8ºC , dark|
The common side effects associated with the use of Quetiapine Fumarate are as follows:
The rare side effects associated with the use of Quetiapine Fumarate are as follows:
Q. Is Quetiapine fumarate a sleeping pill?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved quetiapine for insomnia treatment. It is, however, occasionally prescribed off-label as a short-term sleep aid due to its sedative properties.
Q. Is Quetiapine the same as Xanax?
Psychiatric illnesses are treated with Seroquel (quetiapine) and Xanax (alprazolam). Seroquel is a medication that is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and significant depression whereas Xanax is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and panic attacks.
Q. How long before bed should I take quetiapine?
The dose should be taken 3-4 hours before bedtime, once a day. It is critical that you follow your health care provider’s instructions.