Dr. Stacy Wiegman, PharmD

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  • Tega Cay, SC

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  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    The benefits of exercising if you have diabetes include:
    • losing weight if you need to or maintaining the weight you’re at
    • regulating your blood sugar levels without medicine by helping your body use insulin better
    • decreasing your cholesterol levels while improving levels of HDL, the “good”
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers, including ibuprofen, might slightly reduce your risk of developing a form of skin cancer, researchers say.

    Use of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) appear to reduce the risk of squamous cell skin cancer by 15 per...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has outlined four steps you can take to control your diabetes. These steps include:
    • Learning about diabetes, its causes, symptoms, potential complications and treatments
    • Knowing your diabetes ABCs. A stands for A1C test, an important measurement of blood sugar. B stands for blood
    ...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    The risk factors for type 1 diabetes are not well understood, but a family history is believed to raise the odds of developing the disease.

    A number of factors can increase your risk for type 2 diabetes. These include:
    • having a family history of the disease
    • being over age 45
    • having impaired
    ...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    The warning signs of diabetes can include excessive thirst, fatigue, frequent illness, wounds that don't heal well, tingling or numbness in hands and/or feet, blurred vision and unintentional weight loss. These signs may come on suddenly in people with type 1 diabetes, which is most often diagnosed in...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    The warning signs of diabetes can include excessive thirst, fatigue, frequent illness, wounds that don't heal well, tingling or numbness in hands and/or feet, blurred vision and unintentional weight loss. These signs may come on suddenly in people with type 1 diabetes, which is most often diagnosed in...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    There are several over-the-counter oral hygiene products available to help keep your mouth clean and healthy. Over-the-counter oral hygiene products include :
    • different brands of toothbrushes
    • toothpaste
    • mouthwash
    • floss
    • fluoride products
    • tooth whiteners
    Regular use of these products...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Researchers do not know if the Pegasys Convenience Pack SubQ (peginterferon alfa-2A) cures the hepatitis C virus by completely destroying it in the body. In clinical trials, Pegasys in combination with the drug ribavirin decreased the hepatitis C virus to undetectable levels in about 50-75% of pa...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    There are numerous side effects that can occur when taking lenalidomide. They include: diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, change in ability to taste, decreased sense of touch, burning, tingling or numbness...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Salk polio vaccine trial of 1954 proved a momentous event whose impact is still felt today.

    On a broad scale, the trial first fundamentally altered the way Americans viewed charities, transforming them from an indulgence catered by a wealthy f...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse continues to take a deadly toll in the United States, with fatal overdoses involving drugs such as Oxycontin and Vicodin tripling over a decade, a new report shows.

    Deaths from another form of opiate, ...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Before taking Aloxi (palonosetron), you should know that it interacts with many medications. For example, when taken with apomorphine,  Aloxi can cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure that can result in fainting. Taking Aloxi with other drugs that increase serotonin in the brain, such as antidepressants and...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Aloxi (palonosetron) interacts with many medications. For example, when taken with apomorphine Aloxi can cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure that can result in fainting. Taking Aloxi along with water pills (diuretics) or heart rhythm drugs (including, amiodarone, bepridil, disopyramide, sotalol) may also...Read More
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    People who have autoimmune hepatitis cannot use the Pegasys Convenience Pack SubQ. You should also avoid the drug if you have liver disease that is very serious or unstable. Women who are pregnant, might become pregnant, or who are breastfeeding should not use this medication in combination with...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most older Americans qualify for treatment with cholesterol-lowering statins under new guidelines intended to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study shows.

    Guidelines for the treatment of blood cholesterol released late last year b...Full Article