Kidney transplant

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What is kidney transplant?

A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to transfer of a healthy kidney from a donor to a patient for the purpose of replacing one of the failing kidneys of the recipient.

Common symptoms reported by people with kidney transplant

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with kidney transplant

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Myfortic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
kidney transplant (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Prograf)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
kidney transplant (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Lasix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Edema (fluid retention) (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with kidney transplant, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with kidney transplant

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Myfortic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
kidney transplant (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Prograf)
Perceived effectiveness
for kidney transplant (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Tremor(s)
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
kidney transplant (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Lasix)
Perceived effectiveness
for Edema (fluid retention) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Edema (fluid retention) (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Tiredness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with kidney transplant, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has kidney transplant on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 17
20s 84
30s 411
40s 567
50s 612
60s 320
70+ 102
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

62% Female
38% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from kidney transplant patients who have completed their condition history
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