Dr. Stacy Wiegman, PharmD

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  • 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

  • You should take Namenda exactly as directed by your doctor. Namenda is taken in the form of an oral solution that you squirt in your mouth. The extended-release version, Namenda XR, comes in capsule form. It is recommended to take the solution and capsule forms of Namenda with a full eight ounces...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Care:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics are given to many hospice patients, although there's little proof the medicines benefit them, a new study shows.

    About 21 percent of patients who go directly from hospitals to hospice care for the terminally ill leave the hospital w...Full Article

  • Memantine is available in a liquid form and as an extended-release tablet. The liquid is used if the patient has difficulty swallowing tablets. The oral solution comes with a dose measuring device that looks like a oral syringe for accurate dosing.
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  • There is currently no valid generic form of Namenda on the US market. 
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  • Memantine HCl is a prescription medication that treats dementia related to Alzheimer's disease. It is a NMDA-receptor antagonist that blocks the activity of glutamate and reduces symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Memantine HCl only treats the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease; it is not a cure. The brand...Read More
  • Cialis, or tadalafil, is a tablet used by men to treat erectile dysfunction. It is classed as a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor, which means that it controls the activity of a certain enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5. This enzyme controls the blood flow to the penis during sexual activity....Read More
  • Memantine si the name of the active ingredient in the brand name drugs Namenda and Namenda XR. It is a drug used to treat the symptoms of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that affects memory, mood and communication. Currently, there is no known cure for Alzheimer's disease;...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Combining two anti-smoking approaches -- the medication Chantix and nicotine patches -- improves the odds you'll quit smoking over the short term, a new industry-funded study suggests.

    "The combination appears to be safe, although further studie...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Beleodaq (belinostat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat peripheral T-Cell lymphoma (PTCL), a rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes).

    Some 70,800 Americans will be diagnosed w...Full Article