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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Moban
Moban [posted 7/21/98]
Answer: I'd check with the manufacturer concerning published data in this area. That would be Gate Pharmaceuticals 800-292-4283, they're usually glad to send you any information you would need/want.
Answer: Moban(molindone hydrochloride) is a tranquilizing drug-- not an antidepressant. Typically, tranquilizing drugs will result in some amount of depression. This varies by the drug and the patient. Moban is usually classified as a major tranquilizer and used to suppress psychotic disorders. If your family member also has depression this will probably not be affected by this drug. This drug can cause an unusual condition called tardive dyskinesia which is involuntary smacking and rolling of the lips and facial muscles. Once this occurs it is not reversible. Drowsiness is the major side effect in most patients. Some become rigid and Parkinsonian like, and there are reports of nausea, fast heart beats etc.