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Your Medications

After a transplant, medications will always be needed to stop the body from rejecting the kidney.

These drugs are called immunosuppressants.

The key to the success of your transplant is to take your medications exactly as prescribed. Because the body can reject the kidney at any time, the medications must be taken every day, even if you feel fine.

Make sure you know

  • The name of your medications, and what they do
  • When you need to take your medications
  • How to prepare and take your medications
  • The main side effects of each medication
  • What to do if you forget to take a dose of medication
  • When to order medications so there is no lapse of time without medications.
  • How to obtain medications and prescription renewals. Don't forget that most pharmacies are closed on holidays!
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