Medications after a kidney transplant
After a kidney transplant your medication regime will change. You will be given anti-rejection (immunosuppression) medication to prevent your body from recognising your transplanted kidney as foreign to your body. Before you are discharged home after a transplant the nurses will explain the new medications to you. If you stop taking your anti rejection medications your body will start to reject your transplanted kidney which can lead to the kidney failing. Your tablets will be supplied from your hospital for 3 months after your transplant and then your GP will be asked to supply them.
The majority of patients will receive an injection of an anti-rejection medication called Alemtuzumab whilst they are in theatre. Please click here for an information leaflet about this medication and why it is used.