DRUGS AND SUPPLEMENTS

Molindone oral tablets

July 17, 2018

Molindone oral tablets

What is this medicine?

MOLINDONE (moe LIN done) is an antipsychotic. It is used to treat schizophrenia

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • confusion

  • difficulty in speaking or swallowing

  • difficulty passing urine

  • fainting spells

  • fast or irregular heartbeat

  • fever, chills, sore throat

  • hot, dry skin or lack of sweating

  • involuntary or uncontrollable movements of the eyes, mouth, head, arms and legs

  • painful erections

  • seizures (convulsions)

  • skin rash

  • stiffness, spasms, trembling

  • unusual bleeding or bruising

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • blurred vision

  • constipation

  • drowsiness or dizziness

  • dry mouth

  • menstrual changes

  • nausea

  • restlessness

  • weight gain

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • metoclopramide

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol

  • cabergoline

  • levodopa or other medicines for Parkinson's disease

  • phenytoin

  • some medicines for depression

  • tetracyclines

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • blood disorder or disease

  • dementia

  • difficulty swallowing

  • heart disease

  • history of breast cancer

  • irregular heartbeat or low blood pressure

  • liver disease

  • Parkinson's disease

  • seizures (convulsions)

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to molindone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can increase dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

This medicine can reduce the response of your body to heat or cold. Dress warm in cold weather and stay hydrated in hot weather. If possible, avoid extreme temperatures like saunas, hot tubs, very hot or cold showers, or activities that can cause dehydration such as vigorous exercise.

Updated:  

July 17, 2018