Lupus can cause the hair on your scalp to gradually thin out, although a few people lose clumps of hair. Loss of eyebrow, eyelash, beard and body hair also is possible. Can chloroquine be taken as a preventive Plaquenil dosage autoimmune thyroiditis My hair has been thinning out over the years pre diagnosis and just recently began seeming a bit thicker.recently on plaquenil and not happy to know I may have hair thinning and possible hair 'bleaching' ; what the heck does THAT mean, I wonder But, still I would rather have less pain than more hair. 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. Have any of you experienced hair loss from taking plaquenil and if so is there anything that can be done to stop or reverse the process? I've been on the drug for about 8 months and have always had thin hair so the loss is really obvious. Lois But some people with lupus develop round (discoid) lesions on the scalp. In most cases, your hair will grow back when your lupus is treated. Hair thinning plaquenil Lupus and the Skin - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Plaquenil and hairloss - HealthBoards What class of drug is hydroxychloroquine sulfateChloroquine diphosphate dmem Hair thinning in women in my family is genetic anyway, so I was bound to have it. I've just recently grown my hair back out to below shoulder length, and now I've started taking plaquenil again and I am afraid of the hair loss. Will I have to cut my hair all off so it doesn't look so funny? Hair loss w/ plaquenil temporary adjustment or permanent?. Plaquenil and hair loss ProHealth Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS.. Plaquenil for Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis - Full.. What is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, Plaquenil Sulfate, Quineprox? Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Not only have I lost nearly all my hair, but the quality of the hair has changed from thick glossy healthy hair, to thin wiry brittle hair. I keep being told that plaquenil will help with the hair loss – it hasn’t. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria.