Pronounced: MOW-ban
Generic name: Molindone hydrochloride

Molindone hydrochloride (Moban) is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. Molindone hydrochloride is used to treat schizophrenia. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. Some forms of this medication may also not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful to people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

Agitation: If you experience agitation (restlessness, irritability, aggressiveness, anger, or hostility), do not increase the dose of Moban on your own. This may make these symptoms worse. Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of these symptoms.

Anxiety: People taking Moban may feel more anxious than usual. If you experience anxiety that is severe or interferes with normal functioning, contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Blood disorder: Molindone can cause a decrease in the blood cells needed to make clots and help fight infection (white blood cells) and platelets that are important in clotting. These effects are rare but may be serious or life-threatening. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: fever, chills, or other signs of infection; easy bruising or bleeding (nosebleeds, bleeding gums); black, tarry stools; red spots on the skin; bloody urine or vomit; coughing up blood or blood clots.

Dizziness or lightheadedness: This medication may cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Moban affects you.

Drowsiness/reduced alertness: People taking Moban may feel drowsy and less alert than usual. In addition to taking this medication, do not drink alcohol as it will make these effects worse. When getting up from a sitting position, move slowly and carefully until you are sure of your balance. Eye problems: Some people taking Moban have reported vision changes, such as blurred vision and eye pain. If you experience any changes in your vision while taking this medication, contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Glaucoma: People with narrow-angle glaucoma should not take this medication. Increased blood pressure: Occasionally, blood pressure may be increased in people using Moban. This effect is more common in the elderly and in people who already have high blood pressure or heart disease. If you experience a sudden onset of headache or blurred vision after starting Molindone, contact your doctor immediately to rule out an increase in blood pressure before it causes serious problems (such as stroke).

Mania: Some people with bipolar disorder may experience mania while taking Moban. If you develop signs of mania (such as excessive energy, talking more than usual, racing thoughts, or an expansive or irritable mood), contact your doctor immediately.

Movement disorders: People taking Moban may experience involuntary muscle movements and twitches, called tardive dyskinesia. This effect is more common in the elderly and in people taking high doses of antipsychotic medications for a long time. If you experience any involuntary muscle movements, especially of the face or tongue, contact your doctor immediately.

Benefits of Mohan

Mohan can be used to treat a number of mental health conditions, including:

– schizophrenia

– bipolar disorder

– severe anxiety

– depression

Mohan is generally well tolerated, with the most common side effects being drowsiness, dizziness, and dry mouth. Other potential side effects include weight gain, constipation, and blurred vision. People taking Mohan should avoid drinking alcohol as it can worsen the sedative effects of the medication.

Mohan may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions, such as narrow-angle glaucoma or history of blood disorders. It is important to speak to a doctor before starting Mohan to ensure it is the right medication for you.

Dosage and adminstration

´╗┐The recommended dose range for Moban is 50-200 mg/day given in 2-3 divided doses; the usual starting dose is 100 mg/day. For patients who are already taking other antipsychotic medications, the recommended dosage range for Moban is 50-100 mg/day given in 2-3 divided doses. The total daily dose may be given once a day at bedtime if desired, but should not exceed 300 mg per day. Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptoms that worry you while taking this medication. Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.