Quetiapine Fumarate is a medicinal drug, which is a dibenzothiazepine derivative with the antipsychotic property. This active component antagonizes serotonin activity mediated by 5-HT 1A and 5-HT2 receptors. This active agent shows a lower affinity and binds to dopamine D1 and D2 receptors in the mesolimbic and mesocortical areas of the brain results in reducing psychotic effects, like hallucinations and delusions. Additionally, it also binds to other alpha-1, alpha-2 adrenergic and histamine H1 receptors.
Class of Drugs – Atypical antipsychotics
Molecular Formula – C46H54N6O8S2
Molecular Weight - 883.1 g/mol
Working: Given active medication belongs to a group of medicines called atypical antipsychotics. The exact mechanism of Quetiapine Fumarate is not known. However, scientists thought that it helps to regulate the number of certain chemicals like dopamine and serotonin in the brain to control conditions like depression.
Uses: This particular active medication is indicated to treat certain mental/mood conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, sudden episodes of mania or depression related to bipolar disorder. Quetiapine Fumarate is known as an anti-psychotic drug or atypical type antipsychotic drug that works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances like neurotransmitters in the brain.
It can reduce hallucinations and improve concentration. It improves thinking and helps to think positively about self, feel less nervous, and helps to take part in daily routine. It improves mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level. It can prevent severe mood swings or reduce how often mood swings occur.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This antipsychotic medication is used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Seroquel: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, and 300 mg
This medication may cause trouble sleeping, nausea, headache, diarrhea, irritability. Consult the doctor immediately.