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Kidney Transplant Surgery Requirements, Recovery, and Survival Rate Topic Guide

Kidney Transplant: End-Stage Renal Disease Kidney Transplant: End-Stage Renal Disease: End-stage renal disease is the name for kidney failure so advanced that it cannot be reversed. Dialysis and kidney transplantation are the only treatments for end-stage kidney disease. Substantial preoperative workup and postoperative management with immunosuppressive drugs are necessary for kidney transplantation.

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Kidney Transplant: End-Stage Renal Disease Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

sirolimus Sirolimus

Sirolimus weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the immune...learn more »

mycophenolate mofetil Mycophenolate Mofetil

Mycophenolate mofetil weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens whe...learn more »

tacrolimus (oral) Tacrolimus (oral)

Tacrolimus weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the immun...learn more »

cyclosporine Cyclosporine

Cyclosporine weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the imm...learn more »

azathioprine Azathioprine

Azathioprine weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the imm...learn more »