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How long would someone be on immunosuppression meds after kidney transplant?
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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
4 doctors agree
In brief: For life
A successful transplant can have the dose of drugs reduced over time, perhaps some of them discontinued, but even the best matched organs will need continued immunosupression.
Identical twin transplants, which are rare may be an exception.

In brief: For life
A successful transplant can have the dose of drugs reduced over time, perhaps some of them discontinued, but even the best matched organs will need continued immunosupression.
Identical twin transplants, which are rare may be an exception.
Dr. James Cain
Dr. James Cain
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Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Life long
Some immmunospression is needed as long as the graft is working.

In brief: Life long
Some immmunospression is needed as long as the graft is working.
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Forever
If you stop immunosuppression the kidney will reject.
Therefore you will need to stay on medication indefinitely.

In brief: Forever
If you stop immunosuppression the kidney will reject.
Therefore you will need to stay on medication indefinitely.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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