Moban (Molindone)

Moban or under its common name Molindone is a drug used for treating symptoms of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental illness that causes a victim to have disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions. Moban is a conventional antipsychotic. Through reducing abnormal excitement in the brain it is able to suppress the symptoms of schizophrenia.

Moban should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or how it is described to be taken on the prescription label. Failure to do so can cause adverse effects to the body. Your doctor will most likely start you on a low dosage of Moban and gradually increase it so that you get the right dosage for your situation. If you feel well while taking Moban, continue to do so as Moban does not cure schizophrenia just addresses the symptoms of it. Do not suddenly stop taking Moban, if you want to stop consult your doctor and get on a program to gradually decrease your dosage.

If you are allergic to Molindone tell your doctor. Also tell your doctor all prescriptions, over the counter drugs, and supplements that you are taking. Some of these could cause Moban to have undesired effects.

Like other antipsychotics Moban has had some side effects in clinical studies. If you experience any side effects that are severe or do not go away contact your doctor for further guidance. Moban side effects include:

  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • blurred vision
  • increased saliva
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • difficulty urinating
  • blank facial expression
  • shuffling walk
  • unusual, slowed, or uncontrollable movements of any part of the body
  • restlessness
  • hyperactivity
  • depression
  • inappropriate happiness
  • breast enlargement
  • breast milk production
  • missed menstrual periods

Some side effects are serious and should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you experience any of the following side effects call your doctor at once. Serious side effects include:

  • fever
  • muscle stiffness
  • confusion
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • sweating
  • neck cramps
  • tongue that sticks out of the mouth
  • tightness in the throat
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • fine, worm-like tongue movements
  • uncontrollable, rhythmic face, mouth, or jaw movements
  • seizures
  • erection that lasts for hours
  • vision loss, especially at night
  • seeing everything with a brown tint

If you experience any other side effects tell your doctor. Moban has similar side effect to Risperdal. Risperdal side effects include:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • heartburn
  • dry mouth
  • increased saliva
  • increased appetite
  • weight gain
  • stomach pain
  • anxiety
  • agitation
  • restlessness
  • dreaming more than usual
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • decreased sexual interest or ability
  • breast milk production
  • vision problems
  • muscle or joint pain
  • dry or discolored skin
  • difficulty urinating

If you have any other questions about Moban or Risperdal contact your doctor for more information.