Hydroxychloroquine and hair thinning

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  1. nizool Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine and hair thinning


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    Re Plaquenil and hairloss He said it would help, but didnt hold up much hope of my hair coming back, on plaquenil two weeks now and hair has stopped falling out and some growth on the back of my head but not sure its related to the drugs Re Plaquenil side effect hairloss My daughter started taking plaquenil April 2008 for UCTD. She was experiencing a small amount of hair loss at that time and we were told by the Dr. that plaquenil would help with her auto-immune disease and the hair loss. Dec 12, 2019 Losing Hair on Plaquenil The 5 Possibilities. Hydroxychloroquine also known by its popular brand name Plaquenil is an oral medication that is commonly used to treat a variety of autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus, dermatomyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s and many other conditions as well.

    I have Sjgrens syndrome and fibromyalgia, and take Lyrica, too. I'll take Advil for the discomfort and at least keep my hair. In the past 3 months have noticed extreme hair thinning & breakage. Jeff Donovan MD Ph D FRCPC FAADUS & Canadian board-certified Dermatologist Toronto, Canada Dear dcctor: There are many doctors who claim that many drugs don’t cause hair loss, but yet there are many patients who take medications that end up with hair loss, and when they go off of the medication, hair loss subsides. It has been reported as an side effect of Plaquenil - hair loss or bleaching of the hair, if you think its too bothersome, please ask your doc/pharmacist to prescribe some med which is more comfortable for your system. The Palquenil can't cure the Sjgrens, and the Lyrica takes care of most of my pain. No one seems to want to prescribe certain pain meds for fear of addiction. If I take after my mom, I'll have bald spots by the time I'm in my 70's... Just found out it could be from the hydroxychloroquine. I was told Accutane doesn’t cause hair loss 10 years ago, and now it’s listed as a side effect.

    Hydroxychloroquine and hair thinning

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  4. Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking hydroxychloroquine and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes. Call your doctor at once if you have

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    With the Plaquenil it changes your body chemistry and you run a chance of having your hair turn red or burn and break off." He had ask me what I was doing with the rest of my day. It was a beautiful day. Since I was already loosing hair right and left from the Plaq, I listened to him and found another hairstyle that didn't require a perm. My hair has been thinning for years, but even so, I noticed a precipitous loss of hair since going on Plaquenil, I think hair loss is related to the whole inflammatory process. Overnight application of castor oil to the affected area can supposedly help, but I couldn’t take the smell or mess. And Minoxidil did nothing but lighten my pocketbook! Hydroxychloroquine also known by the name Plaquenil and generics is an oral anti-inflammatory medication frequently used in the treatment of a variety of autoimmune diseases. For autoimmune hair loss, hydroxychloroquine is used in the treatment of lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, discoid lupus, and pseudopelade of Brocq.

     
  5. Demyan Well-Known Member

    My husband has been taking Plaquenil (generic hydroxychloroquine) for almost 2 yrs., under a rheumatologist's care. He became very ill, and was diagnosed w/ viral meningial encephalitis. Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine MyLupusTeam Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine Basics, Side Effects & Reviews.
     
  6. glumworks Well-Known Member

    Chloroquine Uses, Side Effects & Warnings - Chloroquine is an anti-malaria medicine that works by interfering with the growth of parasites in the red blood cells of the human body. Parasites that cause malaria typically enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.

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