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Molindone (Lidone, Moban)


Generic Name: Moban, Lidone

Uses of Molindone:

Molindone is an antipsychotic medication. Molindone is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions, including hallucinations, delusions, and confusion. Molindone alters the activity of certain chemicals in the central nervous system, reducing aggressiveness and hyperactivity. It also appears to produce tranquilizing and antipsychotic effects

How to Take Molindone

Take this medicine as directed. It can be taken with or without food. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting with your doctor.

Side Effects of Molindone:

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

  • Difficulty in talking or swallowing; 
  • inability to move eyes; 
  • lip smacking or puckering ; 
  • loss of balance control; 
  • mask-like face; 
  • muscle spasms, especially of the neck and back;  puffing of cheeks; 
  • rapid or worm-like movements of tongue; 
  • restlessness or need to keep moving (severe); 
  • shuffling walk; 
  • stiffness of arms and legs; 
  • trembling and shaking of hands; 
  • twisting movements of body; 
  • uncontrolled movements of arms and legs; 
  • unusual chewing movements 

Warnings and precautions for Molindone

Before taking Molindone,

  • Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather and during exercise. Molindone increase the risk of heat stroke. Drink plenty of fluids to maintain hydration.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially antacids, antihistamines, appetite reducers (amphetamines), benztropine (Cogentin), bromocriptine (Parlodel), carbamazepine (Tegretol), dicyclomine (Bentyl), fluoxetine (Prozac), guanethidine (Ismelin), lithium, medications for colds, medications for depression, meperidine (Demerol), methyldopa (Aldomet), phenytoin (Dilantin), propranolol (Inderal), sedatives, tetracycline, trihexyphenidyl (Artane), valproic acid (Depakane), and vitamins.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking molindone, call your doctor.
  • if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking molindone.
  • remember that alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by this drug.

What to do if you take Overdose of Molindone?

Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center.

What to do if you take Missed Dose of Molindone?

Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

How to Store Molindone:

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

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