If hair loss happens, and plaquenil is stopped would hair grow again?
Does plaquenil cause hair loss?
- 16 Nov 2010 by Judy Ann
- 22 May 2019
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.
I wish someone would answer the part of the question about regrowth. I have had significant hair loss and only took Plaquinel for 6 weeks.
- Plaquenil Information for Consumers
- Plaquenil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plaquenil (detailed)
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