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What would be the routine for the donor and recipient after kidney transplantation and how long do they have to take medicines ?

The kidney transplantation operation is going to take place to my brother(age 26) soon.My mother(age 46) is the donor for him. What will be his routine after the operation for both. How long they could take the rejection tablet ,or any other alternatives for the tablet.
Asked On : Fri, 9 Mar 2012
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hi,.....first of all congrats to you and your brother for getting a kidney transplant soon...well, as far as anti rejection tablets or as they are better known as immunosuppressive therapy has to be taken life long...initially they have to be taken at a higher dose which can probably be decreased a bit as time goes and only if the transplanted kidney works well...dont ever think of stopping it or even not taking them for a single dose too....or else you might end up losing your transplanted kidneys.
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