Stacy Wiegman, PharmD

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Location:

  • Tega Cay, SC

Activity

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

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-third of the antibiotics prescribed in the United States aren't appropriate for the conditions being treated, a new federal government study shows.

    "We were able to conclude that at least 30 percent of the antibiotics that are given in d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Psychiatry:
    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nuplazid (pimavanserin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson's disease. As many as half of people with Parkinson's may have psychosis that lead to hallucinations and delusion...Full Article
  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Memantine is 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 Pharmacy:

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Have you ever wondered how to get rid of an unfinished bottle of prescription drugs?

    Don't throw it in the trash or flush it down the toilet, advises the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Those methods of dumping your pills can actual...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fish oil supplements may improve the effectiveness of antidepressants, new research suggests.

    Researchers reviewed the findings of eight clinical trials worldwide, as well as other evidence, and concluded that the supplements appear to h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should use caution when prescribing the antifungal drug fluconazole during pregnancy because it may raise the risk of miscarriage, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

    Fluconazole (brand name Diflucan) is used to treat vaginal ye...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Proctology:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statins does not appear to reduce the risk of colon cancer, but a person's cholesterol levels might affect risk, a new study suggests.

    Both statins and cholesterol levels have been linked with lower colon ca...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pharmacists may do a better job than doctors helping chronically ill patients manage their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels if they're allowed to direct people's health care, a new evidence review suggests.

    The review also found...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What men eat -- particularly fatty meats and cheese -- may affect how quickly their prostate cancer progresses, a new study suggests.

    "We show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate cancer aggressiveness," s...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain factors can help health care professionals predict who might relapse during treatment for prescription opioid painkiller addiction, Canadian researchers report.

    Opioid abuse is a serious problem in Canada and the United States, the resear...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    You may have a severe allergic reaction to Calciferol (vitamin D2). Symptoms of an allergic reaction, which require immediate medical attention, include: swelling of your lips, tongue or face; chest or throat tightness; difficulty breathing; dizziness or faintness; skin redness; or hives, rash or itching....Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some breast cancer patients complain of a fogged mental condition often called "chemo brain," experienced after their therapy.

    Now, new research suggests that at least one class of chemotherapy drugs, called anthracyclines, is not related to t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American heart patients take warfarin -- for decades a cheap, but often tricky-to-manage mainstay blood thinner.

    Now, new research shows that when it is well-managed, warfarin treatment appears safe for people with atrial fibrilla...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with cancers of the colon, breast or prostate may have better survival odds if they use low-dose aspirin, a new research review suggests.

    Looking at 47 previous studies, researchers found that, on average, colon cancer patients who took...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depressed teens who refuse antidepressants may benefit from counseling, a new study suggests.

    The study included more than 200 teens who were unwilling to take medication to treat their depression. The researchers found that those who tried ...Full Article