What is the drug of choice for kidney transplant patient for colds?

Colds. Traditional cold are usually viruses. There is no medication that will treat the cold. You just need to treat you symptoms to make you comfortable until you body can fight off your cold. You should get your flu shot every year. Wash you hands often for prevention.

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What is the drug of choice for post kidney transplant patient for nasal congestion?

Nasal congestion. Post transplantation on immunosuppressive you can take saline nasal sprays, claritin, zyrtec for allergy or congestion. Read more...
Pseudoephedrine. It's always best to limit medications used by a transplant patient. Only take a drug if truly necessary. If symptoms of nasal congestion are not linked to fever, sinus tenderness or thick drainage, the infection may be just a typical viral illness, or a "cold". These nasal congestion symptoms may be improved with the drug Pseudoephedrine - in modest doses. If symptoms persist, see a provider. Read more...

What do doctors consider when looking at the amount of immune suppression drugs used for a kidney transplant patient?

Several things. Immunosuppression with medications are essential for optimal functioning of kidney transplant. There are several serious side effects due to these medications. Doctors look for any occult infections, liver function, kidney function, blood counts, none marrow activity etc. Read more...
Many Considerations. There are many issues that can affect the amount of immunosuppression given to a recipient. The relationship between the donor and the recipient, the specific donor kidney source, the age of the recipient, the liver and bone marrow function, prior use of immunosuppressive drugs, prior cancer or infections, are just some of the medical variables that play a role. Read more...
Risk vs. Benefit. Since you don't come with dials for us to read to tell us how suppressed your immune system is, we use clues to interpret what is really happening. Indications that your system is too suppressed are infections and cancers. Too little suppression allows rejection to happen. We start your regimen based on factors such as how different you + the donor are, + how vulnerable to rejection the organ is. Read more...

Kidney transplant patients have develop proteurinata?

No, investigation. Patients with normal functioning transplant should not have proteinuria( protein in urine). Any proteinuria should be confirmed, quantified and investigated thoroughly. Please consult transplant nephrologist. Read more...

Can kidney transplant patients keep cats in their homes?

Yes. Although your body is immunocompromised due to the anti-rejection medications, it is still safe to keep cats in the home. I would suggest keeping the cats away the first 3 months after transplant as that is when you are must at risk for an infection. Read more...
Yes. I usually suggest that my patients have someone else clean the litter box but it is ok to have cats in the home. Read more...
Yes. Interesting question since there is a disease called "cat scratch fever." while immunsuppressed patients should be prudent, known domestic pets are fine. Of course you would want to keep the cat's claws trimmed and avoid bites or scratches. Perhaps don't volunteer to clean the kitty litter right away. But pets are usually safe with good judgement. Read more...
Maybe. Don't handle the cat feces they can cause a infection called Toxoplasmosis. DONT HANDLE CAT LITTER!! Most patients in the months after transplant are on a medicine to prevent toxo, but once off it, you a risk. Hope this helps. Read more...

Do you know kidney transplant patients who have had children?

Absolutely! It's quite possible to conceive and bear children if you are stable after a kidney transplant. Some exceptions exist. One patient i know delivered healthy twins a year after her transplant! check with your transplant physician before taking or changing any medications! Read more...
Mothers + Fathers. The ability to be a biological parent is best restored by a well functioning kidney transplant. There is no problem in sperm caused by the rejection meds. Women with txps do have "high risk" pregnancies because of increased risk of high blood pressure + the need to adjust med doses. If kidney function is poor, the risk of the kidney failing is real. But healthy babies are possible with good care. Read more...
Yes. There are a number of successful pregnancies after kidney transplant in the us every year. It is regarded as a high risk pregnancy, and require care coordination of you transplant team and the obstetricians. Read more...

Sir I am kidney transplant receipent patient and my sgpt is 73 what is to be done?

You have "hepatitis" Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). What antirejection meds do you take? Do you consume alcohol? What tests have been accomplished & what liver diseases ruled out? Need some help-- Read more...

Can a lupus patient always have a kidney transplant?

Always? Not sure what is meant by always. In general those individuals with kidney failure due to sle can receive transplant. However, if the disease is fresh and active, it may be prudent to wait a while. The immunosuppression used to prevent rejection is often able to control any lupus activity. Some others may have lupus complications such as heart disease and clotting that needs special attention. Read more...