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A 24-year-old member asked:

How long should i expect to take anti-rejection medications after my kidney transplant?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
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.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 21 years experience
Forever: If you stop the immunosuppression medicine your kidney will stop working.
Dr. W. james Chon
Nephrology and Dialysis 26 years experience
Lifelong: You will need to take your anti-rejection medications as long as the kidney continues to function.
Last updated Dec 12, 2016

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