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what is the difference between immunosuppressive drugs?

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Dr. Stephen Cheng
Transplant Surgery 35 years experience
A lot: Organ rejection is a complex and not entirely understood immunologic process. Different immunosuppressive drugs are designed to interrupt different parts of this cascade of processes. Each drug has different efficacy and side-effect profiles. Most of the time clinicians employ a combination of multiple drugs and adjust their dosages to maximize efficacy & minimize side-effects.

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