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)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I've already lost about 1/3 of my hair. Dr. started me on Hydoxychloroquinel (generic for Plaquenil) yesterday and I read a side effect is hair ...
1 answer • 27 Nov 2010
I have taken hydroxychloroquine for 7 months. Just recently I have developed a skin rash on my forearms, and it is very itchy. It's getting ...
3 answers • 12 Aug 2012
Rheumatoid Arthritis - I've recently been diagnosed with RA and started on Plaquenil and Prednisone?
... I'm wondering how much hair loss or hair bleaching to expect as well as darkening of skin color. Is it spotty, like age spots or more ...
2 answers • 26 Feb 2013
From my PA, it was mentioned about hair loss. I can't afford to loss all my hair. How can this be counteracted? Will the pharmaceutical company ...
1 answer • 30 Apr 2013