Dr. Stacy Wiegman, PharmD

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  • While taking the blood pressure drug Avalide (irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide), you should avoid drinking alcohol, because it can intensify some of Avalide's side effects. Specifically, Avalide can make you dizzy and lightheaded, or even make you faint, and drinking alcohol can make this worse....Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time after surgery may be reduced for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to a new study.

    The study's Irish researchers suspect that the drugs may affect the body's inflammatory response, red...Full Article

  • People taking Avalide should avoid certain activities. Do not drink alcohol while taking Avalide because it can decrease blood pressure and intensify some of the side effects. Be cautious if exercising in hot weather and stay properly hydrated. Too much or too little water can create complications. Unless...Read More
  • If you are taking pazopanib tablets, tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications, including over-the-counter drugs. You will be monitored constantly to ensure this drug is not causing any harm to your system. Some of the drugs known to possibly have interactions with pazopanib include...Read More
  • Anyone with an allergy to itraconazole (Sporanox) or to fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral) or similar drugs, should not take itraconazole. Patients with congestive heart failure should not take itraconazole. It should be avoided during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Itraconazole can...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new formulation of a powerful narcotic painkiller that discourages potential abusers from snorting or injecting the drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Called Targiniq ER and made by Purdue Pharma, the pill is a co...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended release) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a long-term, around-the-clock treatment for severe pain when other therapies are ineffective or unavailable.<

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though its use is often advised by doctors, the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- does not help treat lower back pain, according to a new Australian study.

    The researchers found the drug was no more effective than a dum...Full Article

  • Before taking Zestril (lisinopril), a drug used to treat high blood pressure and other cardiac disorders, make sure your doctor knows if you are allergic to any medications. To avoid drug interactions, you should also give him or her a list of the other medicines, herbal products, vitamins and nu...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C, HIV antiretroviral therapy may help control both viruses, a small study suggests.

    Researchers said doctors could use their findings to improve treatment strategies for people with the two di...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Zydelig (idelalisib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat relapsed forms of blood cancer, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (FL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), the

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  • Doctors usually prescribe ganciclovir as an IV. You generally receive the IV in the hospital.
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  • The birth control pill Ovcon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) comes in two forms that differ only in their doses -- and one of the forms is available in generic versions. Generic versions of Ovcon-35 are available under the names Balziva, Briellyn and Zenchent. Read More
  • Ganciclovir is a prescription antiviral that treats or prevents cytomegalovirus, or CMV, infection. It works by interfering with viral DNA synthesis, which slows viral replication. It is typically used to treat or prevent CMV infection in those with compromised immune systems due to HIV/AIDS or other...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antiviral drugs aren't prescribed often enough for patients at high risk for flu complications, while too many of them receive unneeded antibiotics, a new study says.

    The findings show that doctors require more trainin...Full Article