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How much anti-rejection medication do I need after a liver transplant?

After liver transplant you will take immunosuppressant medication to prevent rejection. You will always (lifelong) need a certain blood level to keep your white blood cells less reactive, hence, decrease the risk of rejection. We measure the level of your medication at the lowest point, 12 hours after you have taken a pill. (Don't take your immunosuppressant medication in the morning before having your blood work. Bring the pills with you to take after!) The levels of your medication are usually higher in the first few months after a transplant but then come down.

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