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Transplant Medications

After receiving a transplant, you may need to take anti-rejection medicines for the rest of your life. These drugs are called immunosuppressants and keep your body from rejecting donated organs or stem cells.

You may also need medications to counteract side effects and prevent infections. You should contact your transplant team immediately if you experience any concerning side effects.

Certain medications are not safe to take during pregnancy. Female transplant recipients should talk to their doctors when considering pregnancy and before becoming pregnant.

Working with transplant pharmacists at Henry Ford

During your stay at Henry Ford, your transplant team will develop a medication regimen tailored to your specific health needs. Our knowledgeable transplant pharmacists work with you to ensure you understand how to take these medicines once you are home.

You may receive a prescription for one or more types of medication:

  • Immunosuppressants (anti-rejection medicines)
  • Antibiotics
  • Antifungals
  • Antivirals
  • Blood pressure medicines
  • Cholesterol medicines (statins)
  • Diuretics (water pills)
  • Proton pump inhibitors

Find out more about our medication guidelines.

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