Uninformed Doctors declining to prescribe meds to kidney donor

Posted by libraluvsaqua @libraluvsaqua, Mar 17 9:07am

I am a 62-year-old, very healthy, kidney donor, however I am overweight by 30 lbs. I would like to be prescribed semaglutide, but uninformed General Practitioners will not prescribe it. Everything I have read states that semaglutide is not dangerous to healthy kidneys. I would like to know if other donors have been declined meds due to uninformed doctors.

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@libraluvsaqua Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect!

Perhaps your general practitioner is concerned because they don't want to jeopardize the health of that remaining kidney, with possible side effects? That's a thought! Can you reach out to the transplant team you had at the time of your donation, and ask their expert opinion?

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