I’ve struggled with hair loss before (telogen effluvium) but it was put down to anemia and as long as I keep taking extra iron it’s ok. I do know that listing the weight loss is really ridiculous as most people / 70petcent say they GAIN! I’ve got some treatment from a Trichologist who has treated me before. Hi Amy G6500, I was on hydroxychloroquine for a couple of years and my hair was thickening, since coming off apart 9 months ago I have had significant loss, but not sure whether it’s down to that. (I have hair from the front but look bald from the back but then I am male and elderly - you need to find a way of covering the loss but Medicine will not be able to help at this point in time unless something very dramatic has snuck by me). As hair loss was a listed side effect of hydroxychloroquine I wanted to check. Actually I’m on B12 injections and my hair is the best it’s ever been. So keep coming on these boards and talking to the real people...patients! My hair loss 20 years ago was put down to anemia but no cause was found for the anemia. Flomax and plaquenil Can plaquenil be used to treat fibromyalgia Mar 04, 2016 At follow-up, 5 patients discontinued treatment because of lack of regrowth; whereas 3 patients continued hydroxychloroquine. Two patients with alopecia totalis showed minimal signs of regrowth, but relapse ensued, and hydroxychloroquine was discontinued after 148 and 197 days of treatment, respectively Fig 1. When hair loss is caused by medications the hair should regrow when the treatment is discontinued. It is important not to stop your medication without your doctor’s approval and monitoring. In some cases where hair loss is caused by active lupus, these medications could be helping to reduce the amount lost. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition resulting in hair loss and complete baldness alopecia totalis. Published evidence says that it is mediated by T-lymphocytes. Plaquenil is an anti-inflammatory drug approved by the FDA for malaria, lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis. If I’m on iron it’s mostly ok, if I stop it falls out. I also use a strengthening herbal treatment from a Trichologist once a month. Hi I started on hydroxychloroquine in November 17 and I have to say my hair has gone very thin and in bad condition (dry and doesn't seem to grow and due to thinning of my hair it is getting shorter). Hydroxychloroquine to treat hair loss Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, Coping with Hair Loss - LUPUS UK Plaquenil for sjogrensPlaquenil skin rash images Hydroxychloroquine is a type of anti-inflammatory medication used to treat some types of hair loss such as lichen planopilaris and sometimes discoid lupus and frontal fibrosing alopecia. It is classified as an anti malarial pill because certain closely related medications i.e. chloroquine are actually used to treat malaria infections in some parts of the world. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil — Canadian Hair Loss.. Plaquenil for Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis - Full.. Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -. Fatigue and lack of sleep can also lead to hair loss for those who suffer from lupus. Try to get quality sleep each night and don’t overexert yourself. Avoid sun exposure. Sun exposure can cause photosensitivity in lupus patients and lead to rashes on the scalp which can contribute to hair loss. 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 con Hydroxychloroquine is a type of anti-inflammatory medication used to treat some types of hair loss such as lichen planopilaris and sometimes discoid lupus and frontal fibrosing alopecia.