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Are anti-rejection medications advisable for Myasthenia Gravis?

I am looking up drugs that a hospital is giving my father... he has mylasis gravis (sp) and is taking an anti-rejections drug. They are giving him this drug in the hospital, at home he takes the generic form and it is not the same in the hospital... If it possible for the dosages, or ingredients to differ and affect his health
Thu, 9 Nov 2017
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Dear patient
anti rejection drugs are usually immunosuppressive agents which acts against patients immune system to help prevent rejection of transplant. They need to be taken in proper dosages and frequency to be effective.Generally both generic drugs and branded drugs are effective if taken in proper dosage but sometimes bioavalability may differ. Bioavalability is like when u take two different company drugs in same amount, the final amount reaching blood may differ.Thia happens due to difference in absorption at intestine level. So generally anti rejection drugs preferably are given of same company as you are taking everytime. Hope this is helpful.
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