Drugs after Renal Transplant: II
There are a number of other drugs used in transplant recipients after they are discharged from the hospital.
In the initial period these include:
Antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infections. These may need to be continued for 6 months. These (Trimethoprim + Sulfas) may prevent pneumocystis infection of the lungs as well.
A common infection in transplant recipients is due to cytomegalovirus. This can be prevented by a drug called Valgancyclovir. It is usually given for 90 – 100 days. It is a costly drug and the total treatment may cost about 25000 to 45000 ₹ depending on the dose and duration of CMV prophylaxis.
Anti Hypertensive drugs, sugar lowering drugs may be required in cases of Hypertensives and diabetics.