Molindone is an anti-psychotic medication. People with schizophrenia may take this medication in order to eliminate delusions and hallucinations. This medication can also help people who experience severe manias as a result of bipolar disorder. It works by adjusting the brain chemicals to eliminate abnormal brain activity.
This medication should not be prescribed to elderly people who are suffering from psychotic dementia. Elderly people who take this drug are more likely to have a fatal heart attack or bout of pneumonia than elderly people who do not take the drug.
Suddenly ceasing to take this drug can cause negative side effects in addition to a return of symptoms. Patients who don’t want to take Molindone anymore should talk to their doctors about the best way to gradually taper off it.