I've always had very thick and straight hair, but now I can see through the scalp and the little regrowth is so much thinner and wavy. I am now on Plaquenil (started 2 weeks ago) My question is: does Plaquenil help with hair regrowth? Hydroxychloroquine methemoglobinemia Cost of enbrel vs plaquenil Omeprazole and plaquenil Plaquenil westport ct visual field Women tend to thin at the front and top of the scalp. While your instinct may be to drop the meds at the first sight of hair loss, you should weigh the benefits of the drug for your arthritis against this cost of hair loss. When to Talk to Your Doctor. I saw my rheumatologist yesterday, and he said the hair loss could be from taking Plaquenil. But he said it could be from getting older. Well, the hair loss started happening about six months after I began taking the Plaquenil and over a few months I lost 40% of my hair. So it is my opinion that the hair loss cause wasn't old age but the Plaquenil. After seeing my rheumatologist, he wants to put me on Plaquenil, mostly because I complained of recent onset of thinning/loss of hair which is freaking me out. But then I read about Plaquenil and its side effects and really freaked out. I am really interested in feedback regarding Plaquenil and hair growth. JPCA, I had hair thinning & severe breakage along the hairline, but not as severe as you described, I think... FYI, I don't have alopecia, and I never had "discoid" (scarring) lesions on my scalp. Anyone experience positive results from taking Plaquenil, if so, how long did it take to grow hair back. Plaquenil and hair thinning Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and Hair Loss Is my., Hair Loss - General - Sjogren's Syndrome Support Sar of chloroquine Have any of you experienced hair loss from taking plaquenil and if so is there anything that can be done to stop or reverse the process? I've been on the drug for about 8 months and have always had thin hair so the loss is really obvious. Lois Plaquenil and hair loss ProHealth Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS.. Lupus, Humor, and Wellness Growing Back that Gorgeous Head of Hair. Lupus Can it cause hair loss? - Mayo Clinic. Losing Hair on Plaquenil The 5 Possibilities. Hydroxychloroquine also known by its popular brand name Plaquenil is an oral medication that is commonly used to treat a variety of autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus, dermatomyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s and many other conditions as well. Plaquenil is generally well-tolerated, but side effects are possible. Common side effects linked to Plaquenil include nausea and diarrhea. Taking the medication with food eases nausea for most people taking the drug. Less common side effects include skin rashes, hair thinning, and weakness. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial medication used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites, which enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.