Quetiapine

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets, modified release tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral suspension (12.5mg/5mL, 25mg/5mL, 200mg/5mL (all Rosemont specials), 20mg/ml is licensed)
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes
Liquid strengths
12.5mg/5mL, 25mg/5mL, 200mg/5mL, 20mg/mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes (Rosemont is, check with other manufacturers). Safe for people with diabetes.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
N/A
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
Oral solution, oral suspension
Note
All strengths suitable for Halal
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Generic drug
Quetiapine
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulation available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed.