Dr. Stacy Wiegman, PharmD

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  • Tega Cay, SC

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  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    You should eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet while taking Crestor (rosuvastatin). You may eat egg whites, cottage cheese, fish, poultry, vegetables, and fat-free milk. Use monounsaturated oils, such as olive, canola, soy, and sunflower oils. Avoid fatty meats, egg yolks, cream, butter, shortening,...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Before receiving Rituxan, you should know that this medication might cause a serious reaction. Some people who have taken it have died within a day of their first dose. Some people experience adverse skin reactions such as ulcers, blisters, or a severe rash. These reactions have led to death. People with...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Misdiagnosis often leads to improper antibiotic use in hospitals, new research finds.

    Incorrect antibiotic use can cause patient harm, reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics and increase health care costs, the researchers noted.

    "Antibi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older adults who take cholesterol-lowering drugs may be cutting their risk of stroke, a new French study suggests.

    The study found that when people took medications called statins or fibrates, their risk of stroke over almost a decade wen...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often prescribe steroid pills to ease the discomfort of sciatica -- back and leg pain usually caused by a herniated disk in the lower back.

    But a new study finds steroids are no more effective than a placebo pill for the pain and provide o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants seem to help women deal with postpartum depression after childbirth, according to a new review.

    "Our findings are important due to the limited research exploring the use of antidepressants to treat postnatal depression," study firs...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary Disease:

    SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Combining two medications that target the most common genetic cause of cystic fibrosis improved lung function in people with the disease. The combination therapy also reduced the rate of lung infections and other problems, accord

    ...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Statins, widely used to lower cholesterol levels, may also slow the progression of prostate cancer in patients receiving hormone therapy, a new study suggests.

    Among 926 men undergoing hormone therapy for advanced prostate therapy, those taking st...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a pilot program that could have wide-ranging impact, the drug maker Johnson & Johnson will have independent bioethicists determine whether dying patients should be allowed emergency access to experimental medicines.

    The program is a partner...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the heart drug digoxin may increase the risk of premature death in patients with an irregular heartbeat and in those suffering from heart failure, German researchers report.

    In the review of published studies on the subject, patients treate...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins for a year before getting a diagnosis of lung cancer was associated with a 12 percent lower risk of dying from that cancer, new research suggests.

    The researchers from Northern Ireland als...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs may help patients whose lung cancer has become resistant to the latest available treatments, separate studies say.

    Both drugs showed benefits for patients with advanced lung cancer who develop a particular mutation that ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kybella (deoxycholic acid) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat excess fat below the chin, a condition best known as "double chin."

    Kybella is identical to the body chemical deoxycholic acid, which helps absorb a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic versions of the atypical antipsychotic drug Abilify (aripiprazole) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

    License to produce the drug in multiple strengths was ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of cholesterol drug could sharply cut "bad" LDL cholesterol in people who don't fare well on commonly used cholesterol-lowering medications called statins, a new research review confirms.

    The drugs, known as PCSK9 inhibitors, are not ...Full Article