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MAC antibiotics and side effects

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Dec 29, 2023 | Replies (158)

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My skin looked orangey pink all over and all age spots darkened Nails were also slightly pink
Did blood tests monthly and the one time. I had a serious problem- plummeting platelets from rifampin, I just happened to go earlier at 3 weeks for convenience, which was lucky
However that is a rare issue so I would say monthly is more than fine unless you feel unwell
Clofazimine itself is unlikely to cause lab changes so testing is more for the other meds

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hello,
thank you for your response; so far, its been a month, I do not see any color change; regarding rifabutin- I had to stop it because it caused really bad liver function . How long did you stay on clofazimine- my doctor says 12 months if i tolerate it. The ID doctor said that all blood work since I stopped rifabutin should be done with my family doctor with the frequency she thinks is appropriate. This sounds strange to me; who tests you for the meds effects?