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Checking Your Medication

Taking your medications exactly as your doctor prescribed is key to helping prevent rejection.

To be sure you’re getting the medication and dosage you’ve been prescribed, check your prescription before leaving the pharmacy or once you’ve received your mail-order shipment. Also check your prescription to see if your doctor has made any changes in your dosage or the way that you take your medications. If you have any questions, discuss with your pharmacist or doctor. In many states, if your doctor has not specified that the brand-name drug is required, pharmacists are allowed to substitute a generic version without alerting you or your doctor.

Finally, make sure to talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you’re thinking of taking any nonprescription medicines, such as cold remedies or herbal remedies. Nonprescription medicines could interact with your anti-rejection medicine.