Medications & Follow-Up

Lung transplant patients are on a regimen of immunosuppression and prophylactic medications, which include prograf (Tacrolimus), mycophenolic acid (Myfortic), and prednisone. Drugs also used include rapamycin (Rapamune) and mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept). To prevent infections, our patients may be on trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (Septra), voriconazole (Vfend), and valganciclovir (Valtrex). Azithromycin is also used to reduce the risk of chronic rejection.

After discharge from the hospital, patients are routinely seen weekly for the first two months, every other week for a month, then monthly for the rest of the first year. During the first year, five to seven bronchoscopies are routinely performed. After the first year, patients are seen every three months. After the second year, they are seen three times per year and as needed. Click here to learn more about Tampa General Hospital’s lung transplant program.