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.

Common symptoms reported by people with MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex)


Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex)

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Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
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Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
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Treatment name(s)

(Biaxin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Mycobutin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex)

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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Abdominal cramps Nausea and dizziness
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Biaxin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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Treatment name(s)

(Mycobutin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Grogginess
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Lethargy
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
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  • None

Who has MAC (Mycobacterium Avium Complex) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 4
30s 5
40s 6
50s 25
60s 25
70+ 10

Sex

Distribution of sex

73% Female
27% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 3
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 35
Not Diagnosed 3

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