lecture 7 (5) - Molindone Definition Molindone is an...

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Molindone Definition Molindone is an antipsychotic. It is sold in the United States under the trade name of Moban. Purpose Molindone is used to treat psychotic symptoms that may appear in depression, mania, or schizophrenia . Recommended dosage The dosage of molindone should be adjusted to the lowest level needed to control symptoms. The usual initial dosage is 50 to 75 mg per day. This may be increased to 100 mg per day three to four days after beginning treatment. A maximal dosage of up to 225 mg per day may be required. Precautions Prolonged or chronic administration of molindone increases the probability of developing tardive dyskinesia , a cluster of involuntary, uncoordinated movements that is potentially irreversible. These movements involve the head, neck, trunk, feet, and hands. Some of the movements involving the face and head include worm-like movement of the tongue, grimacing, chewing, and lip smacking. Tardive dyskinesia usually disappears once the affected person stops taking the medication, but it may not. People who are comatose or are experiencing central nervous system depression from alcohol,
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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