Advice & Tips:
1. commit to taking the medicine. The task looks daunting but you can control it.
2. have a system for organizing meds on a daily basis. For example, I have a box with 7 compartments, each of which is divided into four sections. I distribute my meds weekly. No need to rummage through pill bottles.
3. have a mini-system for traveling.
4. Keep abreast of when you will need a refill and make sure you order on time.
5. consider using a mail-order pharmacy. Some meds are less costly and the system is efficient.
6. even if you rely on mail order pharmacy, develop a positive relationship with a local community pharmacist. Some pharmacies now give antibiotics cost-free. I have found that my pharmacist pal will help me out in tight situations. Further, many of them are well-educated and yearn for a chance to inform and assist a patient with multiple medical issues.
7. commit to taking the medicine, no matter what, no matter where. It is the single most important thing that will keep your transplant running. It's the gas in the transplant engine!
fluid retention weight gain
Nov 16, 2008
(Started Jan 16, 2008)
A little hard to take
Sep 6, 2004
(Started Dec 17, 2000)
(for Prevent organ rejection)
Somewhat hard to take
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