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Side Effects of Molindone

Potential side effects of molindone include increased salivation, blurred vision, hyperactivity, and dry mouth. In most cases, side effects of the medication are minor and don't require medical attention. There are, however, a number of potentially serious molindone side effects that should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately, including muscle tension or contractions, low blood pressure, and unusual body movements.

As of January 2010, the manufacturer of molindone has decided to stop making this medication. It is predicted that all current supplies will be depleted by June 2010. All people taking molindone should talk with their healthcare providers immediately about switching to a different medication.
 

Side Effects of Molindone: An Introduction

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with molindone hydrochloride (Moban®). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with molindone. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of molindone side effects with you.)
 

Possible Side Effects of Molindone

Molindone is an older schizophrenia medication that was approved many years ago. With newer medications, side effects are carefully documented, and the exact percentage of people who develop each side effect is known. With older medications (like molindone), side effect information is less specific and exact percentages are not reported.
 
While the exact percentage of people who developed each molindone side effect was not reported, it is known that drowsiness is the most common side effect. Other possible side effects included:
 
  • Hyperactivity
  • Unexplained happy or pleasant feelings (euphoria)
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased salivation
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Constipation
  • Increased sex drive
  • Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction or ED).
     
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