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Amber Pharmacy was founded in 1998 with a special focus on the unique needs of transplant patients. Our Transplant Center of Excellence offers clinical expertise and exceptional value to transplant patients and their healthcare providers.
Amber Pharmacy’s transplant team includes clinical pharmacists, nurses, pharmacy technicians and supportive staff. This team has extensive experience with transplant patients and provides support for the clinical, physical, financial, educational and emotional needs of patients and their caregivers.
Amber Pharmacy is Here to Help
The challenges associated with having an organ transplant can be difficult. Our transplant team is here to serve as your advocate. Amber Pharmacy’s enrollment and benefit coordinators will help you with your insurance coverage and will work with you to find the best way to pay for your medication. Personal care coordinators will remind you when it’s time to refill your medication so you receive the most effective treatment possible. At Amber Pharmacy, we’re always here to help.
“I work closely with transplant patients, families and facilities to provide guidance and a supportive structure that helps patients on an amazing journey. I’m a strong patient advocate and I’m here for them no matter what.”
— Sandy Shukis
Transplant Customer Accounts Manager
Frequently Asked Questions about Transplant
Rejection occurs when your immune system recognizes your new organ as a foreign invader and attacks. The medications you take after your transplant are designed to prevent organ rejection. It’s important to note that not taking medications as prescribed is one of the most common reasons for transplant failure.
As time passes after your transplant, your medication dosage may change. However, you will need to be on anti-rejection medications for the rest of your life. Transplant recipients also need to follow up with their healthcare team often.
Transplant recipients are most vulnerable for infection right after surgery. In general, it’s best to avoid traveling, crowded areas and anybody who may be sick. Tell your doctor if you think you have an infection.
Most patients experience the highest level of side effects right after their transplant, when medication doses are high. The side effects may decrease as your dosage is lowered. Possible side effects include:
- Infection prone
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Skin cancer
- Eye problems
Medication can affect each patient differently. Amber Pharmacy works with patients to help manage any side effects that occur. It’s important to discuss any side effects that you experience with your pharmacist or doctor early.