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In this Article
- What is molindone (Moban)?
- What are the possible side effects of molindone (Moban)?
- What is the most important information I should know about molindone (Moban)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking molindone (Moban)?
- How should I take molindone (Moban)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Moban)?
- What happens if I overdose (Moban)?
- What should I avoid while taking molindone (Moban)?
- What other drugs will affect molindone (Moban)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking molindone (Moban)?
Molindone is not for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. Molindone may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related conditions.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to molindone, or if you have decreased alertness caused by taking certain medications or drinking alcohol.
To make sure you can safely take molindone, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
- a history of low white blood cell (WBC) counts;
- urination problems; or
- a history of breast cancer.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
Taking antipsychotic medication during the last 3 months of pregnancy may cause problems in the newborn, such as withdrawal symptoms, breathing problems, feeding problems, fussiness, tremors, and limp or stiff muscles. However, you may have withdrawal symptoms or other problems if you stop taking your medicine during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking molindone, do not stop taking it without your doctor's advice.
It is not known whether molindone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take molindone (Moban)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Take molindone with a full glass of water.
You may not start feeling better right away when you start taking molindone. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve during treatment.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
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