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Prednisone after transplant
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An_255048 posted:
I'm a grade 3 chronic kidney disease patient approaching dialysis. If I ever need a transplant, my daughter has already offered so I am very lucky. My question is, does every transplant patient automatically go on prednisone? I take it for asthma, lupus, colitis, in tapered doses or pulses IV and have many mood problems that I then have to take other drugs to counteract. Is it a usual dose over 40 mg? Thanks for any info..I forget to ask my Neph every time I go.
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mrscora01 responded:
Believe it or not, there are quite a few of us now who are on steroid avoidance protocols. Some 10 year studies came out recently showing good success. As for regular maintenance doses for those on it, I believe that most people taper down to about 5 mg per day once they are stable. I would suggest trying Transplant Friends . It's a good website and there are a ton of both recipients and donors. We've got a few kidney folks here too, so hopefully someone will chime in as well.

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lainsky responded:
Hi. I'm a liver transplant recipient 3/21/13. I am now being tapered off prednisone. I'm having blood work more often during the process. I hope this helps.


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