Obsessive-compulsive disorder ICD11 code: 6B50
Oral > Solid: 20 mg (as hydrochloride)
EML status history
Adolescents and adults
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The Expert Committee recommended the inclusion of fluoxetine on the EML for the new indication of obsessive-compulsive disorder in adults. Listing is recommended with a square box specifying citalopram, escitalopram, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, and sertraline as therapeutic alternatives. The Committee considered that the evidence presented in the application supported the use of fluoxetine and the proposed alternative SSRIs for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, indicating that SSRIs are more effective than placebo in reducing obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and have a more favourable safety profile than tricyclic antidepressants.