AFRICANEWSWIRE.NET (May, 12 2012) Recently US Food and Drugs Administration approved Nulojix (Active ingredient: Azathioprine) for prevention of acute rejection in adult patients who have had a kidney transplant. Rapamune (Active ingredient: Sirolimus) is another immunosuppressive agent that joined the existing range of anti-rejection drugs used for preventing the kidney allograft rejection. More than 65,000 kidney transplants are done annually, allover the world. Most of the early transplant operations failed due to the rejection of transplanted organ by the immune system of the recipient. Success of organ transplant operations can be attributed mainly to the modern immunosuppressive medications.
Nulojix has been approved by FDA for use with other immunosuppressants like basiliximab, mycophenolate mofetil, and corticosteroids. The patients receiving a kidney transplant are usually given a combination of anti-rejection drugs together with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral drugs. Kidney transplant surgery is followed by a carefully designed treatment plan called a protocol. A protocol can be Cyclosporine based or Rapamune based.
Commenting on anti rejection drug protocol adherence by transplant patients, a spokesperson for one of the top Canadian pharmacies has this to say “Most common cause of rejection of a transplant today, is failure to follow the treatment plan. The patients have to take the medicines strictly according to the prescribed plan including the dosage, time, and the meal times. Cost of these drugs is very high and most patients cannot afford to adhere to the protocol, unless they find a cheap source of medications”
Anti-rejection drugs used after a kidney transplant surgery include Cyclosporin A(CyA, Neoral, Gengraf, SangCya, Sandimmune), Rapumune(Sirolimus), Prednisone(Deltasone, Methylprednisolone, steroids), CellCept(Mycophenolate Mofetil), Imuran(Azathioprine), Nulojix:(belatacept), Prograf(Tacrolimus, FK506), Myfortic(mycophemolic acid). Patients are required to take high doses and a combination of a number of drugs to prevent acute rejection. The dose will be reduced and some of the drugs can be discontinued with the acceptance of the graft by the recipient’s body. Some of the anti-rejection drugs have to be continued to prevent the chronic rejection.
A spokesperson for the leading online Canada Pharmacy, Big Mountain Drugs (BMD) said “We have a wide range of anti-rejection and other drugs required for kidney transplant patients. These are sold at 20% or so of the price in the US and other parts of the world. One reason for cheap prices is that Canada drugs are price regulated by the government. Secondly, online businesses incur substantially low operating costs and we pass on a major part of this saving to our customers.”
The spokesperson continued “Our wide range of drugs makes BMD one stop pharmacy for most of the patients. Due to the convenience of delivery to the doorstep service and the very competitive prices, BMD has become a popular choice of customers in US, Canada and many other countries. Customers make huge savings on already low prices with our unique 5% reward scheme and the free discount coupons”. Big Mountain Drugs has partnered with Onlinepharmacycoupons.com to offer discounts ranging from $5 to $50 to customers. These coupons are easy to use and customers are required only to quote the coupon codes available from Onlinepharmacycoupons.com, on their online order form or mention the code when ordering by phone or fax”
Big Mountain Drugs operates regular brick and mortar pharmacies in Canada, and it serves to a worldwide clientele through its website www.bigmountaindrugs.com. It has been licensed by College of Pharmacists ofBritish Columbia, the regulating body for pharmacies in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Being a verified member of Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA) and a member of the International Pharmacy Association of British Columbia (IPA BC), Big Mountain Drugs upholds the legal, ethical, quality, and professional standards of the industry. Big Mountain Drugs has been verified by PharmacyChecker.com, an independent company that verifies the international online pharmacies.
Big Mountain Drugs provides a wide portfolio of branded and generic prescription as well as OTC Drugs at affordable prices via its licensed Canadian pharmacy. Customers can now buy Neoral or generic Neoral and other Canada prescription drugs from BMD and have it delivered worldwide to their doorstep. Big Mountain Drugs is a CIPA approved pharmacy operating from British Colombia, Canada.
For more information on Big Mountain Drugs.Com:
Name : Ms. Estella Wong
Tel : 1.778.218.2670
Web : http://www.bigmountaindrugs.com/
8322 130th Street, Surrey,
British Columbia, Canada, V3W 8J9