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Can you drink alcohol after a kidney transplant while taking immunosuppressant drugs

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Safe: Suggest you avoid alcohol from an hour before to an hour after taking your medications.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, needs dialysis: Immunosuppression is meant to prevent rejection of the transplanted kidney, graft rejection is a separate disease apart from the function of the new k ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Call your doctor ASAP since a minor infection may become a serious one for those whose immune responses have been suppressed.
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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
kidney transplant: You have to define moderation in your question. Alcohol affects the liver, medications you take for your transplant are metabolized by the liver and ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Well yes: But your renal function is compromised. Ask your nephrologist.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Vague: Please be specific. What exactly is it that you are concerned about?
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Pros and cons: Discuss the risk benefit analysis with your physician. The weight reduction may improve overall health, but procedures may be risky depending on your ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: But would suggest not doing this for a couple of reasons. Alcohol in the blood stream inhibits several functions of the white blood cells which eat b ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
44 years experience Family Medicine
Avoid alcoholic beve: My friend .I think you must avoid to drink alcoholic beverages and is much better for you situation and kidney diseases.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Alcohol does not rely on your kidney for excretion and does not generally harm the kidney. You should be wary of many other medications including all ... Read More
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