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If you find information on a web site, show it to your transplant coordinator to make sure it is medically correct. Reliable web sites include:

Your medicines

Cyclosporine (Sandimmume®: capsules or liquid) or (Neoral®, Gengraf®: capsules or liquid)
Tacrolimus (Prograf/FK-506®)
Azathioprine (Imuran®)
Mycophenolate Mofetil (CellCept/MMF®)
Sirolimus (Rapamycin®, Rapamune®)
Prednisone (Deltasone®)
Prednisone (SoluMedrol®)
Cotrimoxazole (Septra®, Bactrim®)
Acyclovir (Zovirax®)
Clotrimazole (Mycelex® Troche): lozenges or Nystatin: liquid
Aspirin
Valganciclovir (Valcyte®)
Medicine to Lower Cholesterol: Pravastatin (Pravachol®), Simvastatin (Zocor®), Atorvastatin (Lipitor®), Rosuvastatin (Crestor®)
Ezetimibe (Zetia®)
Medicine to Prevent Stomach Ulcers: Ranitidine (Zantac®), Famotidine (Pepcid®), Pantoprazole (Protonix®), Lansoprazole (Prevacid®), Omeprazole (Prilosec®), Esomeprazole (Nexium®)
Medicine (Diuretics) to Reduce Swelling: Furosemide (Lasix®), Torsemide (Demadex®), Ethacrynic Acid (Edecrin®), Bumetanide (Bumex®)
Medicine to Lower Blood Pressure: ACE Inhibitors: Enalapril (Vasotec®), Lisinopril (Prinivil®)
Medicine to Lower Blood Pressure: Calcium Channel Blockers: Diltiazem (Cardizem®), Nifedipine (Procardia®), Nicardipine (Cardene®), Amlodipine (Norvasc®)
Medicine to Lower Blood Pressure: Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists: Losartan Potassium (Cozaar®), Candesartan Cilexetil (Atacand®), Irbesartan (Avapro®), Valsartan (Diovanc®)
Medicine to Lower Blood Pressure: Clonidine (Catapres®)
Alendronate Sodium (Fosamax®), Ibandronate Sodium (Boniva®)
Magnesium Oxide (Mag-Ox®, Uro-Mag®), Magnesium Chloride (Slow-Mag®)

 

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Care After Heart Transplant, cvs-ahc-95405 (4/13)

First published: 01/06/2013
Last updated: 01/06/2013

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department