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How long do I need to take immunosuppression after a kidney transplant operation?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
3 doctors agree

In brief: While Kidney Works

The transplanted kidney is made of genetically different "stuff" than you.
This will never change. Your immune system won't get used to the kidney - although this is a dream we may some day accomplish with newer medications/treatments. With the tools/drugs currently available you must plan/accept the need to continuously take immunosuppression unless the kidney fails - which we hope won't happen.

In brief: While Kidney Works

The transplanted kidney is made of genetically different "stuff" than you.
This will never change. Your immune system won't get used to the kidney - although this is a dream we may some day accomplish with newer medications/treatments. With the tools/drugs currently available you must plan/accept the need to continuously take immunosuppression unless the kidney fails - which we hope won't happen.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Always

For the life of the graft.
There are some research studies looking at a few patients that may be able to wean off their drugs if they have certain metabolic characteristists, but it is not advised.

In brief: Always

For the life of the graft.
There are some research studies looking at a few patients that may be able to wean off their drugs if they have certain metabolic characteristists, but it is not advised.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Forever!!!

Stopping or altering your immunosuppression on your own can put your organ at risk and you will likely end up dead or back on dialysis.
The is a lot of research aimed at eliminating immunosuppression but the goal has not yet been reliably achieved.

In brief: Forever!!!

Stopping or altering your immunosuppression on your own can put your organ at risk and you will likely end up dead or back on dialysis.
The is a lot of research aimed at eliminating immunosuppression but the goal has not yet been reliably achieved.
Dr. Barry Browne
Dr. Barry Browne
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