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Top 5 Things to Remember Right After Your Transplant (7331)

Top 5 Things to Remember Right After Your Transplant (7331) - Clinical Hub, Patient Education, Health and Nutrition Facts For You, Transplant


Top 5 Things to Remember Right after Your Transplant

1. Medicines - Take as directed
ξ Anti-rejection: Myfortic®, Prednisone, Tacrolimus
ξ See binder for list of medicines to avoid.

2. Labs
ξ Take standing order with you the first time you go to lab.
ξ Do two times weekly (Monday and Thursday).

3. Tacrolimus level
ξ Get this lab drawn on Mondays with other labs.
ξ Labs should be drawn 12 hours after Sunday night Tacrolimus dose.
ξ On Monday morning, take Tacrolimus after lab draw.

4. Home care
ξ Every day: Check your weight, blood pressure, pulse, and temperature.
ξ Activity: Don’t lift more than 10 pounds. It is good to walk and use stairs.

5. Transplant Clinic visits
ξ Do labs 1.5 hours before appointment. Bring your record book and med list to clinic.
ξ Appointments at two weeks and six weeks after discharge.
ξ Six week appointment includes stent removal (kidney transplants). Take Cipro one
hour before this visit.

Contact Information
1. Your coordinator is _______________________, phone ________________________
2. General office number is (608) 263-1384.
3. After hours: For transplant questions that can’t wait, call (608) 263-6400 and ask for the
Transplant nurse on call.
4. Emergencies, call 911.

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
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person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
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