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. Chloroquine pretreatment degradation Hydroxychloroquine and blood pressure How plaquenil helps lupus reviews Jul 18, 2018 The outlook for lupus hair loss depends on the underlying cause. When hair loss is the result of inflammation or medication, there’s a chance that your hair will grow back once your condition. What to Expect from Hair Loss Side Effects. 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. Mar 04, 2016 Introduction. In June 2013, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology published a report concerning successful treatment of 2 cases of alopecia totalis with hydroxychloroquine.1 This report was encouraging, as treatment of alopecia totalis is challenging and in most cases unsuccessful. 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. Hydroxychloroquine and hair loss Hydroxychloroquine Reviews Everyday Health, Arthritis Medications and Hair Loss Arthritis Foundation Hydroxychloroquine skin rash treatmentBad side effects of plaquenilPlaquenil increased heart rate Sep 25, 2017 I am on plaquenil and my hairloss continues. 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. Tips to Prevent Hair Loss in Lupus Patients. Hydroxychloroquine is ineffective in treatment of alopecia.. Hair loss with hydroxychloroquine? Does anyone. - LUPUS UK. Over the past couple months I have been losing hair. Not the typical few strands, but huge chunks. especially when I shower! At first I thought this was from anemia, but my bloodwork showed that I'm no longer very anemic. Then I discovered that plaquenil can have a side effect of hair loss. But I. 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. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. 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.