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What if transplant patient forgets to take anti rejection drugs?

What if transplant patient forgets to take anti rejection drugs?

Rejection: The recipient's immune system will attack the transplanted organ and it will suffer an rejection. It may take weeks to months before the non-compliant patients start to have symptoms or signs of kidney failure. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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


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How much time does it take to die after going off of kidney transplant anti- rejection meds?

How much time does it take to die after going off of kidney transplant anti- rejection meds?

Hard to say.: Immunosuppression medications are necessary to prevent the body from attacking the transplanted kidney. If the medications are stopped, the body begins to attack (reject) the organ and the kidney will eventually fail. Once this happens, dialysis will need to be started. Many factors affect the rate at which the body attacks the kidney, making an exact answer to your question difficult. ...Read more

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I have had a kidney transplant 14 years ago what are the chances of getting off some anti rejection pills?

I have had a kidney transplant 14 years ago what are the chances of getting off some anti rejection pills?

This is a discussion: You will need to have with your specialist as there are multiple variables which contribute to the necessity to remain on immunosuppressants. ...Read more

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What to do if heart transplant anti rejection meds= kidney disease /failure?

What to do if heart transplant anti rejection meds= kidney disease /failure?

Be careful: Unfortunately, the medicines that keep the transplanted heart working have significant side effects, like renal failure. Your dosages and levels need to be monitored very carefully by your medical team. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart transplant anti rejection meds= kidney disease /failure?

What do you advise for heart transplant anti rejection meds= kidney disease /failure?

Transplant: Heart transplant management is a very specialized area and specific recommendations to a particular patient are necessary. The patient should be followed by the transplant team who knows the details of the specific patient. Making blanket recommendations in a place like this isn't a good idea ...Read more

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What if i forgot to take my moring dosage but took it right away after 8 hrs is that fine? anti-rejections for kidney transplant

Important: Remember, it is of the greatest importance that you try to take your immunosuppressant medications in a timely fashion. It's administered that way so that your blood levels are appropriate to protect the transplant and minimize adverse effects of too high a drug level. Please review this with your transplant nephrologist to have a plan for issues like this in the future. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop anti rejection drugs for organ transplant after 3 years since no complications developed?

Is it safe to stop anti rejection drugs for organ transplant after 3 years since no complications developed?

No: You should never change your immunosuppressive drug doses without first discussing this with your transplant team. A transplant recipient can reject their graft at any time after the transplant. ...Read more

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Can patients with kidney transplants take whey protein shakes or bars?

Can patients with kidney transplants take whey protein shakes or bars?

2 much protein-: -can challenge Ur kidneys, & with a transplant i would ask Ur transplant team about what Ur protein limits R. U really want 2 treat Ur new kidney with care. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more