Molindone use while Breastfeeding
Drugs containing Molindone: Moban
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 17, 2018.
Molindone Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding
Summary of Use during Lactation
Because there is no published experience with molindone during breastfeeding, other antipsychotic agents are preferred.
Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
Effects in Breastfed Infants
Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk
Galactorrhea has been reported with molindone. Hyperprolactinemia appears to be the cause of the galactorrhea. The hyperprolactinemia is caused by the drug's dopamine-blocking action in the tuberoinfundibular pathway. The maternal prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.
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