Dr. Stacy Wiegman, PharmD

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  • Tega Cay, SC

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  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic version of Nexium in early 2015. It will be sold under the drug's generic name, esomeprazole, as capsules in dosages of 20 and 40mg. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The drug helps treat GERD, which stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD occurs when stomach acid backs into...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Natpara (parathyroid hormone) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to control low blood calcium among people with hypoparathyroidism.

    Hypoparathyroidism is a rare disease that occurs when the body doesn't secrete enough parat...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overuse of antibiotics to treat travelers' diarrhea may contribute to the spread of drug-resistant superbugs, a new study suggests.

    Antibiotics should be used to treat travelers' diarrhea only in severe cases, said the study authors.

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  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Vitamin B3 increases levels of good HDL cholesterol, lowers bad LDL cholesterol and trigylcerides, another dangerous blood fat. Dr. Oz and Walgreens pharmacist Stacia Woodcock share solutions for keeping your heart healthy.
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  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Much research has been done on the variety of different uses for fish oil supplements. However, many studies yield conflicting results and many used short term or unclear research procedures. The National Institutes of Health has deemed that the strongest scientific evidence on fish oil indicates...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Yes, the essential nutrient folic acid has been shown to improve cardiovascular health. This involves the heart and blood vessels. Low blood levels of folate are associated with increased homocysteine blood levels. Higher levels of the amino acid homocysteine may increase the development of cardi...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Although the safety and efficiency of fish oil supplements have not been consistently proven, there are several conditions that fish oil often successfully treats. Fish oil is most commonly used to lower triglyceride levels in the body, which can treat people with hypertriglyceridemia. Similarly,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans are likely using daily low-dose aspirin inappropriately in the hopes of preventing a first-time heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that of nearly 69,000 U.S. adults prescribed aspirin long-term, about 12...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    If your doctor has prescribed oxcarbazepine to treat seizures, here is some important information you should know: Oxcarbazepine is associated with suicidal thoughts and other serious side effects. Oxcarbazepine can cause your body's sodium level to plummet, a potentially deadly condition. You should...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    The blood pressure drug Teveten (eprosartan) can interact with certain other medications. Some combinations can make Teveten less effective at reducing blood pressure, while others can increase the risk for side effects. Drugs that may interact with Teveten include:
    • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
    ...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Before taking Azor, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs: heart medications; potassium supplements or salt substitutes; diuretics (water pills); lithium; or other medications that lower blood pressure. There may be other drugs that can interact with Azor. Tell your doctor...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's widely accepted that people with type 1 diabetes produce no insulin, a new study suggests otherwise: Roughly one-third produce the hormone long after they are diagnosed.

    Residual insulin production can last for more than four decades...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects of aging and improve the health of older adults, a new study suggests.

    Seniors received a significant boost to their immune systems when given a drug that ...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Diabetes can cause complications that affect your nerves, eyes, feet, kidneys, heart, skin and emotions. Diabetes increases your risk of heart disease as well as stroke. It can damage your nerves, including the nerves in your eyes and feet. In the eyes, this damage is called diabetic retinopathy....Read More