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Anti-rejection medications, also called "immunosuppressants," are given to transplant recipients to prevent and treat rejection. Immunosuppressants "blindfold" your immune system to help keep it from signaling an attack on your new organ. You will need to take these medications every day. If you stop taking these medications, rejection will occur. You should not change the dose of your anti-rejection medications on your own.
In addition, you will be taking medications to prevent certain opportunistic infections during the first year after transplant.
We will provide you with a Discharge Manual when you are ready to leave the hospital. This guide will help you stay on track with your medication regimen and post-transplant care.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!