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. Plaquenil maculopathy icd 10 Contraindications for plaquenil Side effects include irritability, headache, weakness, hair lightening or loss, stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, muscle pain, rash and itching. Rarely, hydroxychloroquine can affect the bone marrow leading to reduced white blood cells leukopenia or platelets thrombocytopenia and abnormal red blood cells. Rare but potentially serious eye toxicity can occur. No I didnt have any hair loss, I do have thick hair. I had some hair loss before I started the Plaquenil but dont remember what drug I was on at the time.its just a short term problem, maybe the Dr. will give you something else. We have too much to deal with already and, a woman losing her hair, is a big deal. Its even a big deal for. Hydroxychloroquine does not help all hair loss types but does help conditions such as lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, pseudopelade and discoid lupus. Hair loss from these drugs is not common. 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. Hydroxychloroquine hair regrowth Study Adalimumab Plus Hydroxychloroquine Leads to Hair., Plaquenil and hair loss ProHealth Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS. Plaquenil liquidHydroxychloroquine formulation availabilityPlaquenil and antacidsHydroxychloroquine arthritis treatmentPlaquenil 200 mg pill Dec 13, 2012 ~shalyserenee~ said. This post spoke pretty directly to me as I have both been on Plaquenil and have lost all my hair when I was originally diagnosed w Lupus 15 years ago and experienced some serious weight loss while on dialysis and thru the first few month after my kidney transplant alittle less than a year ago. Growing Back that Gorgeous Head of Hair - Lupus, Humor, and.. I have been prescribed hydroxychloroquine to reduce my.. Lupus Hair Loss Pictures, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention.. 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 con After 2 years of therapy, hair had nearly completely regrown. Similar results occurred in patient 2, who had nearly complete hair loss within 2 weeks of initiating hydroxychloroquine. Steady regrowth continued to near-complete regrowth after 1 year of treatment, when dosage was tapered to 200 mg once daily. Plaquenil, hydroxychloroquine, hair I have taken Plaquenil for 6 weeks and stopped because of losing a significant amount of hair. Leg hair is not regrowing after shaving and one eyebrow is very sparse.