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What's the first thing your doctor does in case of rejection with your organ transplant?

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If your doctor identifies a rejection, they'll first try to reverse it by changing your medications. For example, you may need to:

  • Switch to a new drug
  • Add another drug
  • Take a larger or smaller dose of your medications

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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