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 and eyesight Long term use of plaquenil and surgery 60 increase in malaria deaths after chloroquine failure Eosinophilotaxis hydroxychloroquine 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. Thanks so much for the reply, it makes sense and it is the lupus. Hope it is a good night for u. I am a lot better today with the new water pill and neurontin. Have lost about 5 pounds overnight, and my pain is better! Thanks for your Reply! 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. 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. Plaquenil lupus hair loss Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses, Hair Loss-Lupus or Plaquenil?" Lupus Community - Support Group Plaquenil and nsaidsPlaquenil weight based dosingHydroxychloroquine myopathy 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 Will you have Hair loss with Plaquenil - eHealthMe. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and Hair Loss Is my.. Arthritis Medications and Hair Loss Arthritis Foundation. For the last 18 months, my hair has been thinning. Then my doctor found I had lupus. He will put me on Plaquenil soon, which he says may help the hair grow back. I have read frequent comments online that Plaquenil causes hair loss. Will Plaquenil help my hair grow in or cause it to fall out more? Many lupus patients suffer from hair loss. Sometimes it's very mild and unnoticeable but for some, it can be quite severe and cause considerable anguish. To help you prevent lupus hair loss, we've put together a list of tips with help from Daily Health. MORE Discover what effect lupus has on. Hi today is my first time in the forum my mum as lupus and as been taking plaquenil 200mg since feb and in may was up to 400mg we started to notice that she had lost her appitie and started to lose weight she always feels tired and mussels feel weaker dropped back down to 200mg.