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. Maybe I will just tell the doctor to wean me off of them, as they really aren't a cure for this. Have you tried any hair products like Rogaine, if so did it work? be sure to check with your physician and ideally your dermatologist as well to review all possible causes of your hair loss. Do you need a baseline eye exam before taking hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil sun pharmaceuticals 347 A 37 year old female with systemic lupus who uses Plaquenil for many years and now reports hair loss may have a number of possible hair loss conditions including telogen effluvium, female pattern androgenetic alopecia, traction alopecia, or scarring alopecia. 40 % of women by age 50 will develop female pattern hair loss. It's confusing because I don't know if my hair loss is from Androgenetic Alopecia or the +ANA! I have read of hair loss being a side effect of Plaquenil but at this point I figure I might as well try anything dunno I've been reading as many reviews of it that I can and seem to come across more people saying it helped their hair loss. Hyrdoxychoroquine Plaquenil use requires patience from patients and physicians. Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887 Newer Older. Share This. I was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis and Lupus 2 weeks ago. I'm so tired of feeling like crap all the time. Why don't doctors know what the heck their doing? Not in spots, just an overall thinning after each shampoo. :( I have been loosing my hair since March 2011 also it has become brittle and turned a different color. So glad that you are asking about hair loss with Plaquenil. and in the last 6 weeks, I have lost a bunch of hair. Plaquenil per alopecia Hydroxychloroquine is ineffective in treatment of alopecia., PLAQUENIL anyone? HerAlopecia Forums Plaquenil safe dosage for eyeCan plaquenil cause wPlaquenil insertChloroquine autophagy inducer I switched from Monodox doxyxylcine 2x per day because even with food I was throwing up 2-3 times per week. Unfortunately, I hear it takes 1-2 months to notice any changes with Plaquenil, and stopping the Monodox the burning and intense itching returned. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine anyone? - Alopecia World. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil for Cicatricial Alopecia.. Hair loss and Plaquenil? DailyStrength. 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. Per quanto riguarda la tua domanda posso solo dirti che fino a che prendevo solo il Plaquenil non mi ero accorta di perdere più capelli del normale. E' stato dopo che ho iniziato ad assumere il Methotrexate che la caduta dei capelli si è fatta più consistente, ma, come ti ho già detto, si tratta di fasi transitorie. Find patient medical information for Plaquenil Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings.