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Certain medications are necessary for organ transplants to ensure the body accepts what is being placed inside it. This is where specialty medications play an important role.

You may have heard about organ transplant a lot. This is actually a surgical process where an organ or a tissue, depending on the situation, is removed from one person called the organ donor and placed into the body of another person called the recipient. The process involves surgery and often required when a patient’s organ has already failed due to an injury or disease.


Organ transplant is definitely a helpful procedure. It can help improve the patient’s overall health, well-being, and life. However, this procedure can also be stressful not only physically but also mentally and emotionally.

Shawn Specialty Pharmacy offers our support and guidance to help you get through transplantation, making sure that the body accepts the transplant by providing the necessary medications. We will also be there to help you recover from the procedure.

Transplant patients may be administered with the following medications:

  • Azathioprine (Imuran)
  • Cyclosporine (Neoral, Gengraf, Sandimmune)
  • Methylprednisolone (Medrol, Prednisone)
  • Mycophenolate (CellCept, Myfortic)
  • Sirolimus (Rapamune)
  • Tacrolimus (Prograf)

Your doctor or surgeon will know which of the ones listed above will have to be used for your organ transplant. Depending on your specific situation and organ needs, one or more medications may be administered to you. The surgeon’s expertise will help ensure proper administration of the right medication.

Our pharmacy staff can help answer your queries. We also offer more information regarding the procedure. You may talk to us at 718-417-0200 or visit us so we can further discuss the situation.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure to have your updated contact info on our records. Kindly inform our pharmacy staff if you recently changed your phone number and/or email address so you can continue to receive refill reminders from Shawn Specialty Pharmacy.