Immunosuppressant drugs are a category of medications that keeps in check the strength of the body's immune system. Also known as anti-rejection drugs, the main reason to use these drugs is that during organ transplant, the body's immune system has a tendency to reject the organ. The drugs fall under the Post-induction transplant Treatment umbrella. 95% of the people who have received an organ transplant must take the immunosuppressive therapy. Our immune system treats a transplanted organ as a foreign body. Due to this, the immune system fights the organ as it would fight an infection. This can lead to severe complications and sometimes even the new organ has to be removed. Anti-rejection drugs weaken the immune system and reduce the body's reaction. All immunosuppressant drugs have to be administered only by a general physician and with prescriptions. These drugs are available as tablets, capsules, liquids, and injections. The doctor will chart down an individual therapy regarding the dosages and treatment. All these drugs have the risk of side effects as technically they hamper the immune system. Fever and tiredness are often associated with it, and any complications that might arise have to be immediately brought to the attention of the doctor. Protein and vitamins supplement can be taken after consultng the physician. The therapy can last for months and once the transplanted organ functions normally, the treatment can be stopped gradually.
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