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Why would I want to take immunosuppressive drugs?
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Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
3 doctors agree
In brief: To decrease immunity
Immunosuppresive agents are drugs that decrease immune function.
While in most situations this would be undesirable, with certain conditions where the immune system is overactive or too aggressive, these drugs may be proper. Examples include to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, in autoimmune conditions to prevent tissue destruction, and in diseases with chronic inflammation like asthma.

In brief: To decrease immunity
Immunosuppresive agents are drugs that decrease immune function.
While in most situations this would be undesirable, with certain conditions where the immune system is overactive or too aggressive, these drugs may be proper. Examples include to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, in autoimmune conditions to prevent tissue destruction, and in diseases with chronic inflammation like asthma.
Dr. Alex Martinez
Dr. Alex Martinez
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: To Attenuate...
Your immune system in conditions which involve autoimmunity, chronic inflammation, or if you are a transplant recipient.
This should only be done under the watchful eye of a physician.

In brief: To Attenuate...
Your immune system in conditions which involve autoimmunity, chronic inflammation, or if you are a transplant recipient.
This should only be done under the watchful eye of a physician.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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