Quetiapine Fumarate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2004 - 2014

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2004 - 2014)

Rank of Top Drugs Over Time

"Rank" refers to the frequency that a given medication is prescribed within a calendar year compared to all other medications. A rank of "4" would indicate that the medication was the fourth most commonly prescribed medication.

Year Rank Change
2004 133 -
2005 105  28
2006 100  5
2007 83  17
2008 85  2
2009 84  1
Year Rank Change
2010 99  15
2011 89  10
2012 85  4
2013 85 0
2014 70  15

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2004 - 2014)

"Out-of-pocket" cost refers to the payment made by the patient (either cash price or the copay amount). This value does not include reimbursement from a third party payer (eg, Medicare or private insurance) and does not represent the total drug cost.

Usage Statistics of Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2014)
Quetiapine Fumarate (this drug) 11,456,968
Aripiprazole 6,520,071
Risperidone 5,798,069
Olanzapine 2,414,547
Ziprasidone 1,587,752
Lurasidone Hydrochloride 1,466,826

Drug Synonyms

Drug synonyms are used during the sanitation and standardization process of "cleaning" the original data source (MEPS). Occassionally, brand names may be listed below that are no longer on the market or are very infrequently used.

Brand Name Synonyms
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel XR
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Quetiapine Fumarate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Atypical Antipsychotic
Initial FDA approval date: 9/26/1997
First FDA applicant: Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals Lp
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2004-2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 17.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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