Percentage of people with hair loss on plaquenil

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  1. Goldfarb Well-Known Member

    Percentage of people with hair loss on plaquenil


    In Sjögren’s, Plaquenil is used to treat many symptoms of Sjögren’s including fatigue, joint symptoms of arthritis and arthralgias (joint pain), dry mouth and dry eyes. Similar to its use in systemic lupus erythematosus, many clinicians feel that it is useful in reducing general Sjögren’s “disease activity.” One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio.

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    Dec 27, 2018 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? My rhematologist placed me on plaquenil in winter of 2015 after experiencing a flare 40% of my hair fell out in 5 weeks and I was ALWAYS exhausted. Even if I slept it was unbearable. I've been on it a year, reluctantly. I do not want to have to be maintained on any chemicals or pills. Aug 30, 2019 Methotrexate is the most commonly prescribed disease-modifying antirheumatic drug DMARD for rheumatoid arthritis and causes hair loss in about 1 to 3 percent of patients. Methotrexate works by stopping the cells that cause inflammation from growing, and, as a result, can stop hair follicles from growing too.

    As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits.

    Percentage of people with hair loss on plaquenil

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  6. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition resulting in hair loss and complete baldness alopecia totalis. Published evidence says that it is mediated by T-lymphocytes. Plaquenil is an anti-inflammatory drug approved by the FDA for malaria, lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Summary 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. Find patient medical information for Plaquenil Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings. One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits. As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy Still Alive and Well - The. May 16, 2011 Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil; HCQ has been an important and effective drug for the treatment of lupus erythematosus and related autoimmune and inflammatory diseases for half a century, although its potential to cause retinal damage continues to raise concern among rheumatologists and ophthalmologists.

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  9. Dimkich Moderator

    Alternatives to plaquenil Anti-Inflammatories. Hello! Here is a short list Prednisone, Imuran, Remicade, Methotrexate Later sidesteps Prednisone's side effects, which include weight gain, mood swings, diabetes and eye problems, such as cataracts. I hope this was helpful enough.

    Is there an alternative to Plaquenil?