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Anti-Rejection Medication

Anti-rejection medications, suppress your body’s natural defence system (immune system) to prevent it from recognizing your transplant as a “foreign invader” and attacking it. The result of such an attack is rejection.
By taking anti-rejection medications your immune system is lowered enough for you to safely keep your organ. It is essential that you take anti-rejection medications at the same time every day and 12 hours apart to avoid missing doses and to keep consistent blood levels of the medication in your body. Make sure that you understand the directions. Never change your dose unless your physician tells you to do so.

BRAND NAME: IMURAN®


Azathioprine is available as an oral tablet and suspension.

The Azathioprine info sheet is available to view, download and print in these languages:

BRAND NAME: Neoral®


Cyclosporine is available in the following formulations:

  • Cyclosporine capsules
  • Cyclosporine oral solution

The Cyclosporine info sheet is available to view, download and print in these languages:

 

BRAND NAMES: NOVO-MYCOPHENOLATE®, MYFORTIC®

Mycophenolate is available in the following formulations:

  • Mycophenolate Mofetil (Novo-Mycophenolate®) tablet and capsules
  • Mycophenolate Sodium (Myfortic®) tablets
  • Mycophenolate oral suspension (CellCept®)

The Mycophenolate info sheet is available to view, download and print in these languages:

 
  • Prednisone is available as an oral tablet. 
  • PrednisolONE is available as an oral liquid.
  • Methylprednisone is available as an injection administered into the veins.
The Tacrolimus info sheet is available to view, download and print in these languages:

BRAND NAME: RAPAMUNE®

Sirolimus is available as an oral tablet and an oral solution.

The Sirolimus info sheet is available to view, download and print in these languages:

BRAND NAMES: PROGRAF®, Sandoz tacrolimus, Envarsus PA, ADVAGRAF® 


Tacrolimus is available in the following formulations:

  • Tacrolimus oral suspension (prepared by transplant pharmacy)
  • Tacrolimus EXTENDED release (ADVAgraf®), a once a day capsule
  • Tacrolimus IMMEDIATE release (PROgraf®/Sandoz tacrolimus), a twice daily capsule
  • Tacrolimus PROLONG ACTING (Envarsus PA), a once a day tablet
The Tacrolimus info sheet is available to view, download and print in these languages:



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