Moban belongs to a group of medications called typical (or first-generation) antipsychotic medications. It is not entirely known precisely how Moban works. However, it is known that the drug blocks or lessens the effects of dopamine, a chemical in the brain. Dopamine may be elevated in people with schizophrenia.
Moban is not recommended for children under 12 years old, as it has not been adequately studied in young children. Be sure to discuss the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Moban for treating something other than schizophrenia. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label Moban uses.