Juggling Medications, Lab Tests, and Side Effects After Transplant

Juggling Medications, Lab Tests, and Side Effects After Transplant

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Juggling Medications, Lab Tests, and Side Effects After Transplant

My pulmonologists are talented jugglers. They must determine my medication dosages, keep my lab results within the standard ranges, and minimize medication side effects. After my bilateral lung transplant in August 2020, it took a year to find the correct balance between all three. Medication baseline The balancing act started right after the surgery. Pulmonologists begin with a standard list of drugs, then modify it for each patient. By the time I was discharged from…

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