Moban

DRUG DESCRIPTION

MOBAN (molindone hydrochloride) is a dihydroindolone compound which is not structurally related to the phenothiazines, the butyrophenones or the thioxanthenes.

MOBAN (molindone hydrochloride tablets) is 3-ethyl-6, 7-dihydro-2-methyl-5-(morpholinomethyl) indol-4 (5H)-one hydrochloride. It is a white to off-white crystalline powder, freely soluble in water and alcohol.

MOBAN (molindone hydrochloride tablets) Tablets contain the following inactive ingredients:

Calcium sulfate, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose and povidone.

The 5 mg strength also contains alginic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide and FD&C Yellow 6.

The 10 mg strength also contains alginic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, FD&C Blue 2 and FD&C Red 40.

The 25 mg strength also contains alginic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, D&C Yellow 10, FD&C Blue 2, and FD&C Yellow 6.

The 50 mg strength also contains FD&C Blue 2 and sodium starch glycolate.

Molindone Hydrochloride is represented by the following structural formula:

MOBAN® (Molindone Hydrochloride)  Structural Formula Illustration

The empirical formula is C16H24N2O2 •HCl representing a molecular weight of 312.83.

What are the possible side effects of molindone (Moban)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking molindone and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, feeling like you might pass out;
  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • tremor (uncontrolled shaking);
  • trouble swallowing;
  • ...

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Moban Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Moban

Generic Name: molindone (Pronunciation: MOE lin done)

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What is molindone (Moban)?

Molindone is an antipsychotic medication. It affects the actions of chemicals in your brain.

Molindone is used to treat schizophrenia.

Molindone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of molindone (Moban)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking molindone and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, feeling like you might pass out;
  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • tremor (uncontrolled shaking);
  • trouble swallowing;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • severe constipation; or
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness or drowsiness;
  • depressed mood;
  • feeling restless or agitated;
  • blurred vision;
  • dry mouth;
  • breast swelling or discharge;
  • changes in your menstrual periods;
  • nausea, constipation; or
  • changes in weight.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about 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.

Call your doctor at once if you have restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck.

Molindone can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

Avoid drinking alcohol. You should not take molindone if you are under the effects of alcohol.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Molindone can decrease perspiration and you may be more prone to heat stroke.

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