A 24-year-old member asked:
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how long should i expect to take anti-rejection medications after my kidney transplant?

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Dr. Gregory Hale
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Lifetime medication: You will need to take anti-rejection medications for life, or at least the life of the transplant. The dosages will be reduced some from the initial dosage but you will need meds to prevent rejection. The risk of rejection never goes away.
Answered on Apr 26, 2016
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Dr. Ralph Layman
20 years experience Transplant Surgery
Forever: If you stop the immunosuppression medicine your kidney will stop working.
Answered on Dec 12, 2016
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Dr. W. james Chon
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Lifelong: You will need to take your anti-rejection medications as long as the kidney continues to function.
Answered on Jan 16, 2015

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