After Transplant taking the provided medication
is esenual to every recipient – here is a list of medication, which I take
– also a brief out line of what each medicine does and the side effects some
medicines May Cause.
Azathioprine- (Anti- rejection)
is an immunosupressant drug used to prevent the bodies own immune system from
rejecting the transplanted organ.
Common Side Effects
Loss of Appetite.
is a major transplant drug and again is an immunosupressant – The drug was
introduced in 1984 and is used to neutralise the body’s own defence system
against infections and foreign cells.
the recipients immune system is affected it can take longer to fight off
common infections such as the common cold.
Swelling Of Gums.
Mood Swings (rare)
Kidney and liver
and kidney blood tests are taken to monitor the Cyclosporin in the blood!
–(Steriod- Anti rejection)
is a powerful corticosteriod and is used for a wide range of conditions such
as rheumatic disorders, blood disorders and is also used as an anti rejection
drug in transplant recipients.
Retention (Swollen ankles or Feet)
belongs to a group of drugs known as calcium channel blockers, which interfere
Frequency in passing Urine
Frusemide is a
powerful, short acting loop diuretics, It is used to treat oedema (Fluid
Retention) caused by heart failure, and certain lung and kidney disorders.
Frusemide is particularly useful for persons who have impaired
Common Side Effects.
was introduced in the 1950’s and is used to treat a variety of abnormal
heart rhythms (Arrhythmias. It works by slowing nerve impulses in the heart
is given to prevent recurrent atrial and ventricular fibrillation and to treat
Metallic taste in mouth
Shortness of breath
Weakness and fatigue.
known as an ace inhibitor and is used to widen vessels and arteries within the
heart, it is also an affective drug used to control blood pressure and may
decrease the risk of kidney problems in diabetics.
Common Side Effects
white blood cell count
Bone Marrow depression
It is important to
understand that every transplant recipient is different and individual drugs
effect persons in different ways. This is a guide in medical terms to each of
the drugs I take though I have only experienced a small number of the listed