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Questions To Ask Your Transplant Coordinator

  1. What Medications will be part of my transplant therapy?
  2. What do the medications do?
  3. How often do I have to take them?
  4. Do I have to take the medications at a specific time of day?
  5. What specific instructions do I need to follow to take the medications correctly?
  6. Are there any foods or beverages I should avoid?
  7. Why is it necessary for me to maintain a regular regimen and not miss a dose?
  8. What should I do if I miss a dose?
  9. What are common side effects of these immunosuppressive medications?
  10. What should I do if I am experiencing any of these side effects?
  11. What are my different choices of immunosuppressive medications?
  12. Where can I learn more about these medications?
  13. Will I always need to take immunosuppressive medications?
  14. Is there any way that I can get a discount on my medications?
  15. What other surgery or medical problems may occur after my transplant?
  16. What if my insurance expires and I canít afford my immunosuppressants?
  17. Is there a Transplant Support Group in the Cincinnati area and how do I contact them?
  18. How do I get a medications refilled?
  19. What happens if I have to go to another doctor and they want me to take other medications?
  20. Should I take an influenza or pneumonia injection after I have the transplant?
Helpful Hints From The Transplant Clinic

  • Take your medications according to the instruction of your transplant team or pharmacist.
  • If you are unclear about anything your transplant team has told you, ask them to explain it.
  • Donít change your medications regimen unless you have your doctorís approval.
  • If you experience any signs of infection or rejection, notify your transplant team immediately.
  • Talk to your Transplant Team if you are experiencing any unusual side effects.




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