Immunosuppressive Medications

Immunosuppressive medications (anti-rejection medicine) will be given to stop your immune system from damaging the transplanted organ. Because these drugs decrease the activity of the immune system, they place you at increased risk for certain kinds of infections and cancers. To help prevent these problems, you will receive medications to fight infection and you will be instructed to change your dose of immunosuppressive medication to avoid TOXIC levels. You will also be expected to follow a strict schedule, so that your blood tests and physical exam can be closely monitored.