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Moban is a medication that is used for controlling symptoms of schizophrenia. It is a type of typical antipsychotic, which works by blocking or lessening the effects of a certain chemical in the brain. The drug is available by prescription and comes in tablet form. Side effects that have been reported with this product include drowsiness, muscle tension, and unusual body movements.

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

What Is Moban?

Moban® (molindone hydrochloride) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat schizophrenia. It is part of a group of medications known as "typical antipsychotics."
 

Who Makes Moban?

The product is manufactured by Endo Pharmaceuticals.
 
(Click Moban Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 

How Does Moban Work?

Moban is one of several medications known as typical (or first-generation) antipsychotic medications. It is not known exactly how it works to treat schizophrenia. However, it is known that the drug blocks or lessens the effects of dopamine, a naturally occurring chemical in the brain. Dopamine may be elevated in people with schizophrenia.
 
This medication is not a cure for schizophrenia. It only helps to control symptoms (see Symptoms of Schizophrenia).
 
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