MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex)

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What is MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex)?

Mycobacterium avium complex, also known as Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, includes infections caused by atypical mycobacteria. Patients with AIDS and other immunocompromised patients are at increased risk for developing MAC.

What is it like to have MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex)?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Clonazepam, Lorazepam, Escitalopram
Hydrocodone, Tramadol, Morphine
Zolpidem, Trazodone, Eszopiclone
Testosterone, Modafinil, Amphetamine
Sertraline, Bupropion, Citalopram

What do patients take to treat MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex) and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Teva Azithromycin, AzaSite, Zithromax Z-Pak, Azithromycin 5 Day Dose Pack)


(Clarithro250, Biaxin XL, Biaxin)




(Pulmison, Pronizon, Deltasone, Encorton)




These charts show data from MAC patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex) on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 47 patients have this condition
  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 15 say MAC is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 31
30s 82
40s 110
50s 96
60s 34
70+ 5


Distribution of females vs. males

33% Females
67% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 12
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from MAC patients who have completed their condition history
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