is a therapeutic antipsychotic
, used in the treatment of schizophrenia
. It works by blocking the effects of dopamine
in the brain, leading to diminished psychoses. It is rapidly absorbed when taken by mouth.
Molindone is sold under the product name Moban.
The side effect profile of molindone is similar to that of other typical antipsychotics. Unlike most antipsychotics, however, molindone use is associated with weight loss.