If hair loss happens, and plaquenil is stopped would hair grow again?
25 Nov 2010
Yes, Plaquenil can cause alopecia or hair loss.
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites. Parasites that cause malaria typically enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.
Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.
- Plaquenil Information for Consumers
- Plaquenil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plaquenil (detailed)
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1 answer • 19 Aug 2009
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1 answer • 27 Nov 2010
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