Dehydration is a condition that occurs when the loss of body fluids, mostly water, exceeds the amount that is taken in. With dehydration, more water is moving out of our cells and bodies than what we take in through drinking.
We lose water every day in the form of water vapor in the breath we exhale and in our excreted sweat, urine, and stool. Along with the water, small amounts of salts are also lost.
Drugs are taken that suppress your immune system after an organ transplant. Unfortunately, they are powerful and can affect the entire body. That means they affect your whole body instead of just the immune response to a transplanted organ.
So the bad news is that you may have some side effects. The good news is that side effects are much easier to cope with than they once were.
The specific side effects vary. It depends on the combination of post-transplant drugs you use. Here's a general list...