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What happens if you don't take the medications after a liver transplant?

What happens if you don't take the medications after a liver transplant?

Possible rejection: If you are referring to the anti rejection drugs, there is a chance you can reject the organ and go back into liver failure. Discuss your situation with your transplant team before you maybe any changes on your own. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What are rejection medications for a liver transplant?

What are rejection medications for a liver transplant?

Immunosuppressive : Medications used to prevent your body from rejecting the transplanted organ. Usually in the class of calcineurin inhibitors, anti metabolizes and steroids. ...Read more

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Why can't you eat or drink grapefruit when taking antirejection medication after a liver transplant?

Why can't you eat or drink grapefruit when taking antirejection medication after a liver transplant?

Lowers Drug Levels: Grapefruit causes special enzymes in the liver to become more active. These enzymes can cause accelerated breakdown of some of the medicines used to prevent rejection. If the drug levels drop unexpectedly, you could have a rejection episode and risk losing your transplant. ...Read more

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Can I use coffee bean extract for weight loss with kidney malfunctioning and liver transplant medication ?

Can I use coffee bean extract for weight loss with kidney malfunctioning and liver transplant medication ?

Diet Frauds: Nope. This fraudulent product will not in any way lead you to real or lasting weight loss. Do not use this product or waste your money on it. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a liver transplant and you stop taking anti rejectipn drugs?

Transplant rejection: If you stop taking your medications, the transplanted liver will be rejected, leading to irreversible damage and eventually liver failure. ...Read more

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What are normal prograf levels for liver transplant patients and what ios the avg medication adjustment time, if any?

6-12: Talk to your transplant pharmacist. After a solid organ transplant you need conselling from a transplant pharmd. The level of tacrolimus is not the only criteria to be concerned about. They will talk to you about interactions between medications and how frequent to expect any medical changes. Your team of surgeon, hepatologist, pharmd and psychologist will all help as well as your nurse practi. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are alcoholics usually disqualified for a liver transplant?

Depends on disease: Actually, 20% of all liver transplant recipients have alcoholism as the primary cause of their liver failure. We treat alcoholism as any other disease. If the person can control their drinking, then they can be a candidate. At most centers, this requires at least 6 months of complete abstinence and completion of intensive outpatient substance abuse therapy. Patients then screened for alcohol use. ...Read more

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Can I get a liver transplant if i'm an alcoholic?

Can I get a liver transplant if i'm an alcoholic?

Yes: Many recovered or recovering alcoholics do every year. Discuss the best approach with your local hepatologist and transplant center. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Liver Transplant (Definition)

A liver transplant is a surgical procedure that has both a donor and a recipient. The donor has part (if living) or the entire liver removed, and this is transplanted to the recipient. Liver transplantation is a life saving procedure and is performed when the recipient's liver is failing, or has developed a localized cancer that cannot be removed ...Read more