Dr. Stacy Wiegman, PharmD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five patients operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around for additional painkillers after surgery, a new study finds.

    Less-educated patients and patients who had used narcotic painkillers previously were sev...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been controversy for years over whether the use of common antidepressants by women during their pregnancies might raise the odds of mental health issues in their children.

    Now, a study involving more than 13,000 children finds no rise i...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of Americans on work disability chronically use powerful prescription painkillers, according to a new study.

    Researchers found that between 2007 and 2011, about 44 percent of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of therapy and antidepressants appears to best help people with severe but short-term depression, a new study reports.

    Four out of five people suffering from severe depression for less than two years experienced full recovery when ...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Common side effects of Alvimopan include gas, indigestion, heartburn, back pain, and constipation. You may also experience trouble urinating. If these side effects don't go away or get worse, contact your doctor.

    Also let your doctor know right away if you experience any of the following side...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cerdelga (eliglustat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 1 Gaucher disease, a rare inherited disorder caused by the body's insufficient production of a key enzyme.

    Lack of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase caus...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Do not stop taking itraconazole (Sporanox) capsules early, even if you feel better. This drug may take up to a year to cure some fungal infections. You might not be able to take itraconazole capsules if you have heart disease, a heart rhythm disorder, problems with circulation, have had a stroke, COPD, kidney or liver d...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    You should not take armodafinil if you are allergic to modafinil or if you have a history of heart valve problems such as mitral valve prolapse or left ventricular hypertrophy. Before starting armodafinil, give your doctor a complete medical and allergy history as well as a list of all medications,...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    If you miss a dose of Pulmozyme, try to take the dose as soon as you realize it was skipped. However, do not take the missed dose if it is nearly time for your next dose. For example, if you realize Tuesday morning that you forgot to take a Monday dose, do not take both doses Tuesday morning. Taking...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cosmetology:

    SUNDAY, Aug. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat a rare type of bone marrow cancer restores hair in patients with an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, a new study found.

    Columbia University Medical Center researchers found that the drug rux...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    ella (ulipristal) is not recommended for women who are nursing. The drug does appear to pass into human milk, but it's not known what effect it may have on breastfeeding infants. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the death toll in the West Africa Ebola outbreak passes 1,000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning against products sold online that claim to treat the deadly disease or prevent infection.

    Since the start of the Ebola outbreak in...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the death toll in the West Africa Ebola outbreak passes 1,000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning against products sold online that claim to treat the deadly disease or prevent infection.

    Since the start of the Ebola outbreak in...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new prescription insomnia drug that's the first of its kind was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

    Belsomra (suvorexant) tablets are approved to treat patients with insomnia, which means they have difficulty falli...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Risks associated with taking Nutropin AQ include a variety of side effects. The most common side effect is discomfort at the site of injection. Other side effects include: joint pain, curvature of the spine, headaches, nausea, and tumors. Nutropin AQ may also interact with certain medications, such as...Read More