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Mom has MAC -Biaxin,Mycobutin,Ethambutol used- cause vision problems?
May 17, 2005

My Mom is 96 years old and is being treated for MAC due to lower resistance from weak immune system. She is on Biaxin,Ethambutol and Mycobutin. She currently com-plained of lower vision. Are any of these drugs resposi- ble? (She has been on the first two meds for three months and Ethambutol for two months.)Also has very high GGC/liver function tests.Thanks very much. JE

Response from Dr. Henry

Ethambutol can cause significant eye problems-she needs to see be seen by her doctor and consider an ophthamology consultation quickly= as soon as possible. KH

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