What people lose their hair when on plaquenil

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  1. deb1 Well-Known Member

    What people lose their hair when on plaquenil


    Regardless of the problem, we'd like to help you find what you're looking for. I'd like to preface this by saying I haven't tested positive for anything yet so I'm unsure what kind of autoimmune disease I have, but my Rheumatologist still wants me to start on a super low dose of Plaquenil (200mg daily) to see if my symptoms improve.

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    After the first couple months I noticed that my hair was "shedding" a lot. When I brought the concern up to my rheumatologist he said that the hair loss was "probably" due to lupus itself & not the result of taking plaquenil! I found his response strange given the fact that I wasn't losing hair prior to taking plaquenil. Although hair loss may seem like a more prominent problem in men, women are nearly as likely to lose, or have thinning, hair. Most women notice it in their 50s or 60s, but it can happen at any age. I read that hair loss can be a side effect but the literature on RX from CVS says that's a "more serious" side effect and I should contact my doctor. However, it seems like there are a lot of posts on here and elsewhere about people losing hair because of Plaquenil.

    She gave me a Plaquenil pamphlet that mentioned hair bleaching, and I imagined it to be kind of nice like how people who spend time in the sun & pool get naturally lightened hair. If I see any improvements then she wants me to stay on it for life.

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  4. We know that people with lupus who take their Plaquenil regularly are much more likely to live a long, normal life compared with those who don’t,” he says. “They also are less likely to develop major organ involvement.” Thomas says he understands people’s concerns about the drug’s potential for toxicity.

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    Summary We study how severe was Hair loss, when it was recovered, drug effectiveness, race, and more among people who take Plaquenil. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,993 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from sources other than FDA, and is updated regularly. 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. Plaquenil Question Has anyone experienced hair changes ie color, texture, or loss? I'd like to preface this by saying I haven't tested positive for anything yet so I'm unsure what kind of autoimmune disease I have, but my Rheumatologist still wants me to start on a super low dose of Plaquenil 200mg daily to see if my symptoms improve.

     
  5. FomaX Well-Known Member

    The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for Malaria Is extreme fatigue a side effect of Plaquenil - NRAS Plaquenil for fatigue and pain DailyStrength
     
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    Itchy skin & plaquenil - HealthBoards Itchy skin & plaquenil Hi, I need some help please, I have been on Plaquenil actually hydroxychloroquine sulfate since May and have had great physical benefit with this drug. However for the past two weeks,I have had very uncomfortable itchy skin that radiates to different parts of my body.

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  7. dextor_from_scriptlance XenForo Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Retinal Toxicity - American. Many systemic medications may cause retinal toxicity. One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, a chloroquine derivative. It is used to treat many diseases including malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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