Category C—Studies in pregnant patients have not been carried out. Animal reproductive studies have not demonstrated a teratogenic potential. The anticipated benefits must be weighed against the unknown risks to the fetus if used in pregnant patients.
Data are not available on the content of molindone in the milk of nursing mothers.
Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death. Elderly and debilitated patients should be started on lower dosage.
2019 BEE℞S Recommendation: Avoid, except in schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Increased risk of CVA and greater rate of cognitive decline and mortality in persons with dementia. Avoid antipsychotics for behavioral problems of dementia or delirium unless nonpharmacological options have failed or are not possible and the older adult is threatening substantial harm to self or others.
No dosage adjustment necessary.
No dosage adjustment necessary
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