Dr. Stacy Wiegman, PharmD

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Location:

  • Tega Cay, SC

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese children -- such as those at least 100 pounds overweight -- are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests.

    In the study, about half the children suffered from high blood pres...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Your doctor may not prescribe Taclonex - calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate - if you have excess blood levels of calcium or vitamin D; erythrodermic, exfoliative or pustular psoriasis; skin infection or thinning; allergy to vitamin D, betamethasone, other medicines, foods, dyes or prese...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The combination antibiotic Avycaz (ceftazidime-avibactam) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with complicated infections of the intra-abdominal area or urinary tract, including the kidneys.

    Avycaz contains...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or serious bleeding among heart attack survivors taking prescription blood thinners, a new study says.

    The finding could prompt widespread concern, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of powerful narcotic painkillers appear to be linked to a higher risk of depression in patients, new research finds.

    The study focuses on a class of prescription narcotic painkillers called opioids, which include drugs such as Oxycontin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vision-robbing condition called diabetic macular edema can strike people with diabetes.

    Now, a new study compared three leading drugs for the condition -- Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis -- and found that Eylea came out on top, at least for pati...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rivers and streams could be major contributors to antibiotic resistance due to the many infection-fighting medications flushed into them, a new study says.

    Antibiotic resistance means that commonly used medications don't work as well -- or don'...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A blood thinner already used to treat dangerous blood clots in the limbs and lungs appears to be safer in treating certain heart attacks than the more powerful blood thinner that's traditionally used, a new Swedish study has found.

    Patients who r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using certain antibiotics early in infancy may raise the risk of a serious gastrointestinal condition called pyloric stenosis, a new study indicates.

    Doctors have known that using the antibiotic erythromycin can increase the risk of pyloric stenos...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The clot-busting drug known as tPA appears safe for those who wake up in the morning to find they've had a stroke, a small new study suggests.

    Many people with these "wake-up strokes" do not receive tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) because of ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There was a 15-fold increase in the number of newborns experiencing opioid withdrawal in the Canadian province of Ontario between 1992 and 2011, researchers report.

    Opioids, such as OxyContin, are powerful narcotic painkillers that carry a high...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Amiodarone tablets may cause lung and liver damage, so it is dangerous for people who already have lung or liver disease. Those who have problems with blood pressure may also experience harmful effects from this drug. This drug may cause additional heart problems, hypotyroidism or hyperthyroidism,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis shows that people with type 2 diabetes are less likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes or die early when they take blood pressure medications -- even if they don't actually have high blood pressure.

    "Stroke, heart attack and othe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.

    A leading cause of blindness among adults in the United States, diabetic retinopathy is ...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Amiodarone may cause lung and liver damage, so it is dangerous for people who already have lung or liver disease. Those who have problems with blood pressure may also experience harmful effects from this drug. This drug may cause additional heart problems, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, and b...Read More