But then I read about Plaquenil and its side effects and really freaked out. Would appreciate any insight if you have it if you've ever been on this drug and any comments you care to share. Plaquenil medication insert Chloroquine trade name Re Plaquenil side effect hairloss. You are not alone. I have been on Plaquenil for about 3 months and have definite hair loss. It's bad enough dealing with Sjogren's Syndrome but having this fine, thin hair is a real bummer. I have considered not taking the Plaquenil but it has been helping me to feel better. Hair loss is different for each person with Lupus. Some experience it and others don't. My sister and I both have it and it affects us both very differently. Her's is severe and affects her blood, mine I say is not severe only affects a certain part of my spine and also hair loss. With or without medication. My sister has never lost any hair. Today, Plaquenil and other antimalarials are also used to treat and help prevent symptoms caused by certain autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA, systemic lupus erythematosus, and discoid lupus, even though these diseases are not caused by malaria parasites. Plaquenil belongs in a class of medications known as disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs DMARDs. He suggested my complex autoimmune disease along with my hypothyroidism (which is being monitored and medicated) are most likely the cause (and genetics, of course, like duh….). Best, (name deleted) hi there- Good to hear from you. My dermatologist had suggested Rogaine but my rheum said I'll be stuck on it for life (and it's expensive) and it only works "less than 60% of the time" according to its own website. Plaquenil lupus hair loss Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and Hair Loss Is my., Lupus Hair loss, any hope for regrowth? Women's Hair Loss Project Forum Does plaquenil deplete vitamin d Thanks for the advice! I've been on plaquenil for over a year now. I didn't start losing any hair until I was put on it, but it wasn't enough for me to be bothered by it. My rheumy told me that the hair loss could be from the plaquenil or lupus before telling me to take vitamin b. Hair loss and Plaquenil? DailyStrength. Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus. Lupus Hair Loss Pictures, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention.. In rare cases, biologics such as etanercept Enbrel or adalimumab Humira have hair loss side effects. We don’t exactly know why these drugs affect hair growth, says Miller. But it’s suspected that they change the balance of messenger molecules known as “cytokines” in the body. Dec 13, 2012 Yes, I have a little experience with placquenil and a lot of experience with hair loss and, happy to say, hair regrowth. Placquenil. You probably know this but it's an antimalarial and they don't know why it works on lupus, but it does help with skin and joint problems, so they use it. Determine if your hair loss is a result of your lupus or your medications. Cutaneous lupus lupus of the skin can cause your hair to fall out. Alternatively, your hair loss may be a result of your medication, particularly if you are on a corticosteroid like prednisone.