ANTIDEPRESSANTS


Escitalopram

N06

 

N – NERVOUS SYSTEM

N06 – PSYCHOANALEPTICS

N06A – ANTIDEPRESSANTS

N06AB – Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

Escitalopram is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class and belongs to anatomical group Nervous System.

Therapeutic indication

It is approved  for the treatment of adults and children over 12 years of age with major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder.

ATC Code: N06AB10


Fluoxetine

N06

 

N – NERVOUS SYSTEM

N06 – PSYCHOANALEPTICS

N06A – ANTIDEPRESSANTS

N06AB – Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

 

Fluoxetine  is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class and belongs to anatomical group Nervous System.

Therapeutic indication

It is used for the treatment of major depressive disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder , bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It may decrease the risk of suicide in those over the age of 65. Fluoxetine has also been used to treat premature ejaculation.

ATC Code N06AB03.