Has anyone else noticed a thinning of their hair since using Plaquenil? Or the hair becoming dry and brittle?
I have been taking Hydroxychloroquine for approx. 2 yrs. In the past 3 months have noticed extreme hair thinning & breakage. Just found out it could be from the hydroxychloroquine. Question to zoofolk: Since you made your post Aug. 2011, has your hair got better? Do you still take the Plaquenil? Have you tried any hair products like Rogaine, if so did it work? Help! Would greatly appreciate your reply...
So glad that you are asking about hair loss with Plaquenil. I have been on it for 8 mos. and in the last 6 weeks, I have lost a bunch of hair. Not in spots, just an overall thinning after each shampoo. I immediately started using Nioxin 4 shampoo and scalp treatment as it worked for me years ago, I also started the Ladies Rogaine 6 weeks ago. So far, i am not noticing any let up in hair loss. I have very little hair any way, but this is sad to me. I need to get some hats and mention it to my rheumy at my next appt. Along with the hair loss, my scalp feels very tight and tense. Any help that you could give would be great. I am taking biotin also, but I always have done.
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