Remember your Transplant Medications
Thu, 9/02/2010 2:09 PM
Ask any transplant patient and they will most likely tell you the most important thing they do to protect their transplanted organ is take their medications. These medications are so very vital. The medications that a transplant patient takes range from anti-rejection medications, to anti-virals and antibiotics to prevent opportunistic infections, to different vitamins and minerals that may be lost after transplant. All of the medications work together to keep the transplant patient healthy. However, it is not always easy to remember to take all these different pills. Here are a few tips for all patients to help remember to take the transplant medications on schedule:
These are just some small tips, which may help you remember to take your incredibly important transplant medications. There are many other ways to remember you just have to find what works for you. Once you get into the routine, it should easily become a lifelong habit that you never have to think twice about.
Amanda Dean is a Nurse Practitioner at the Pre-Transplant Clinic. For more information, contact the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis, Tennessee at firstname.lastname@example.org. All opinions expressed here are those of their authors and not of their employer. Information provided here is for medical education only. It is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. Locate a transplant surgeon in Tennessee or call 866.805.7710.
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