Will i lose all of my hair when taking plaquenil

Discussion in 'Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil' started by Stinger81, 10-Mar-2020.

  1. Gipnozman Moderator

    Will i lose all of my hair when taking plaquenil


    But then I read about Plaquenil and its side effects and really freaked out. Would appreciate any insight if you have it if you've ever been on this drug and any comments you care to share.

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    Hearing Loss; Heart Failure; Hives; Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun; Low Blood Counts Due To Bone Marrow Failure; Low Blood Sugar; Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called. My doctor has prescribed Plaquenil. He did not give me much of an explanation about the med's side effects --- other then the possible and rare eye issues. I will certainly see my eye doctor-- and will do what's necessary. However, I have read anecdotal 'stories' on various chat sites that suggest that Plaquenil can cause major hair loss. Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as.

    He suggested my complex autoimmune disease along with my hypothyroidism (which is being monitored and medicated) are most likely the cause (and genetics, of course, like duh….). Best, (name deleted) hi there- Good to hear from you. My dermatologist had suggested Rogaine but my rheum said I'll be stuck on it for life (and it's expensive) and it only works "less than 60% of the time" according to its own website.

    Will i lose all of my hair when taking plaquenil

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  7. Plaquenil will eventually help your hair loss, but that will be a very slow process over a long period of time since plaquenil builds up in your body pretty slowly. And you should keep your head a scalp protected from the sun as VeeJ said.

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    Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. Side effects, drug interactions, pregnancy safety information, and dosage information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication. Hair loss is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Psoriatic arthropathy. Generally as a drug-related side effect, hair loss is not drastic and the hair does not fall out in patches. And it usually grows back after you stop taking the drug. But if you have inherited male or female pattern baldness, arthritis medications could trigger or accelerate such permanent hair loss.

     
  8. errora User

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria infections caused by mosquito bites. Protecting your eyesight when taking Plaquenil Lupus. Does Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine cause weight loss ? I have lost 30. Plaquenil & Weight Gain/Loss -
     
  9. accmailer XenForo Moderator

    I don't know if anyone can help as this isn't technically lupus related. Plaquenil Arthritis Information Let me tell you what weaning down from Plaquenil is like. Going off Plaquenil - Sclero Forums MAIN - Sclero Forums
     
  10. nightwish_06 Moderator

    Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis Plaquenil is generally well-tolerated, but side effects are possible. Common side effects linked to Plaquenil include nausea and diarrhea. Taking the medication with food eases nausea for most people taking the drug. Less common side effects include skin rashes, hair thinning, and weakness.

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