If bothersome side effects occur, or if a person's schizophrenia symptoms are not adequately controlled with the use of Moban, alternatives to the drug should be considered. These alternatives may include therapy and other medications. While therapy alone probably cannot replace Moban, newer, atypical antipsychotics and other typical antipsychotics are common Moban alternatives.
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.
Moban® (molindone hydrochloride) is a prescription medicine licensed to treat schizophrenia and is part of a group of typical (or first-generation) antipsychotics.
Often, Moban is effective for treating the symptoms of schizophrenia. Also, many people tolerate the medication well. However, as with all medicines, side effects may occur during treatment or the drug may not adequately control the symptoms of schizophrenia. Fortunately, several alternatives to Moban are available, including:
- Other medications.
It is unlikely that therapy alone can replace the need for medication in people who have schizophrenia that is severe enough to require Moban. However, therapy can be an important part of a well-rounded treatment plan. Numerous studies have found that psychosocial treatments as part of an overall treatment plan can be helpful. This therapy helps people who are already stabilized on antipsychotic medication deal with certain aspects of schizophrenia, such as difficulty with:
- Establishing and maintaining relationships with others