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Are There Medicines I Should NOT Take? (6794)

Are There Medicines I Should NOT Take? (6794) - Clinical Hub, Patient Education, Health and Nutrition Facts For You, Transplant


Are There Medicines I Should NOT Take After Transplant?
There are medicines that your transplant team prefers you do not take after transplant until you
discuss them with your transplant coordinator. These include

ξ Some antibiotics and anti-fungals
o Zithromax® (azithromycin)
o Biaxin® (clarithroymycin)
o EES® (erythromycin)
o Rifadin® (rifampin)
o Diflucan® (fluconazole)

ξ Some blood pressure medicines
o Cardizem® (diltiazem)
o Calan® (verapamil)

ξ Some anti-seizure medications
o Dilantin® (phenytoin)
o Tegretol® (carbamazepine)
o Trileptal® (oxacarbazepine)

ξ Some pain medicines
o Advil® /Motrin® (Ibuprofen)
o Aleve® (naproxen)
o Celebrex® (celecoxib)

ξ Some oral diabetes medicines
o Glucophage® (metformin)

ξ Herbal medicine
o St. Johns Wort
o Black Cohosh

Share this list with your local doctors. Keep in mind that this is only a partial list of medicines to
avoid. In general, call your transplant coordinator whenever you start any new medicine to be
sure it is safe.

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 1/2016 University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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