[A21-25] Esketamine (depression, acute treatment) - Benefit assessment according to §35a Social Code Book V

Last updated 19.08.2021

Project no.:

Commission awarded on 04.03.2021 by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA).

Report type:
Dossier assessment

Commission completed

Drug Assessment

Application field:
Mental and emotional wellbeing


Adult patients with a moderate to severe episode of major depressive disorder, as acute short-term treatment, for the rapid reduction of depressive symptoms, which according to clinical judgement constitute a psychiatric emergency

Result of dossier assessment:

Added benefit not proven


After completion of the assessment by IQWiG the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) conducts a commenting procedure. This may provide supplementary information and as a result lead to a modified benefit assessment. Further information and the decision on the early benefit assessment can be found on the relevant page of the G-BA website.

Federal Joint Committee (G-BA)

2021-08-19 A G-BA decision was published.

G-BA documents on this decision


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