Dr. Stacy Wiegman, PharmD

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  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • Before taking Serostim LQ talk to your doctor if you have any allergies, particularly to benzyl alcohol. If you have certain medical conditions, you should be aware of possible problems or complications from taking Serostim LQ. Talk to your doctor about any medical conditions you may have, especially pituitary problems,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of ethicists specially appointed by the World Health Organization says it is ethical to give untested treatments to people battling Ebola in the current outbreak.

    "In the particular circumstances of this outbreak, and provided certain con...Full Article

  • AndroGel, a prescription testosterone gel, poses some risks for its users. It can:
    • Aggravate existing sleep apnea or enlarged prostate symptoms
    • Raise the risk of prostate cancer
    • Cause water and sodium retention, which can cause severe problems for people with liver, kidney or heart disease
    ...Read More
  • Striant is not intended for women. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications or have any allergies. Striant is not recommended for use by those who have experienced edema, lung disease, sleep apnea, heart disease, heart failure, coronary artery disease, chest pain, diabetes, enlarged...Read More
  • Before using the Androderm patch, you should know that using testosterone can increase the risk of an enlarged prostate, prostate cancer or breast cancer. This is of particular concern if you are over 55 years of age. Also, you should know that the testosterone in Androderm might interfere with some kinds...Read More