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What medications will you need to take after an organ transplant?

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After an organ transplant, you will need to take immunosuppressant (anti-rejection) drugs. These drugs help prevent your immune system from attacking ("rejecting") the donor organ. Typically, you take them for the lifetime of your transplanted organ.

You'll take other medications to help the anti-rejection drugs do their job or control their side effects. And you may need to take medications for other health conditions, too.

SOURCES:

United Network for Organ Sharing: "What Every Patient Needs to Know."

Womenshealth.gov: "Organ Donation and Transplantation Fact Sheet."

Healthy Transplant web site: "After the Transplant;" "Health After Transplantation;" and "Quality of Life."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 30, 2019

SOURCES:

United Network for Organ Sharing: "What Every Patient Needs to Know."

Womenshealth.gov: "Organ Donation and Transplantation Fact Sheet."

Healthy Transplant web site: "After the Transplant;" "Health After Transplantation;" and "Quality of Life."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 30, 2019

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