After the transplant operation some of the medications patients take may change. Before discharge both the nursing staff and ward pharmacist will provide education on what to take, when to take them and why you need to take them this will be supported with a printed sheet which includes all the medication. Mayflower ward also adopts a self-medication policy.
Once you have been discharged you will attend regular clinics at Derriford hospital. On the day of your clinic appointment:
- Please bring a list of all of your medications with you.
- Please ensure that you don’t take your tacrolimus (Advagraf, Envarsus, Adoport or Prograf), Ciclosporin (Neoral) or Sirolimus (Rapamune) medication until you have had your morning bloods taken at the hospital.
- If you are readmitted to hospital please also bring all of your medicines with you. Unfortunately we are not able to use medicines on the ward from a ‘dossette’ box, so it is more helpful if you bring medicines in original containers.