Hydroxychloroquine and hair thinning

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    Hydroxychloroquine and hair thinning


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    Hydroxychloroquine also known by the name Plaquenil and generics is an oral anti-inflammatory medication frequently used in the treatment of a variety of autoimmune diseases. For autoimmune hair loss, hydroxychloroquine is used in the treatment of lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, discoid lupus, and pseudopelade of Brocq. Leflunomide, or Arava, is another widely-used DMARD for RA with the potential for hair loss side effects. Leflunomide, which is often prescribed in combination with methotrexate, causes hair loss similar to the way methotrexate does in about 10. Hair loss is found among people who take Hydroxychloroquine sulfate, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 month, also take medication Enbrel, and have Pain

    I have Sjgrens syndrome and fibromyalgia, and take Lyrica, too. I'll take Advil for the discomfort and at least keep my hair. In the past 3 months have noticed extreme hair thinning & breakage. Jeff Donovan MD Ph D FRCPC FAADUS & Canadian board-certified Dermatologist Toronto, Canada Dear dcctor: There are many doctors who claim that many drugs don’t cause hair loss, but yet there are many patients who take medications that end up with hair loss, and when they go off of the medication, hair loss subsides. It has been reported as an side effect of Plaquenil - hair loss or bleaching of the hair, if you think its too bothersome, please ask your doc/pharmacist to prescribe some med which is more comfortable for your system. The Palquenil can't cure the Sjgrens, and the Lyrica takes care of most of my pain. No one seems to want to prescribe certain pain meds for fear of addiction. If I take after my mom, I'll have bald spots by the time I'm in my 70's... Just found out it could be from the hydroxychloroquine. I was told Accutane doesn’t cause hair loss 10 years ago, and now it’s listed as a side effect.

    Hydroxychloroquine and hair thinning

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  5. For the last 18 months, my hair has been thinning. Then my doctor found I had lupus. He will put me on Plaquenil soon, which he says may help the hair grow back. I have read frequent comments online that Plaquenil causes hair loss. Will Plaquenil help my hair grow in or cause it to fall out more?

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    Does anyone know if Plaquenil/hydroxychloroquine makes your hair thin and falll out? I have taken this med for going on 7 years and I have gone through my hair getting finer, getting curlyer, and getting thinner as well, but lately the curlyness seems to be going by the wayside and the thinning seems to be increasing. Dry, brittle hair can break off, resulting in thinning or weak strands. Try these home remedies for dry hair. Avoid harsh hair care treatments — such as coloring and heat — until you’re able. Side Effects. Drug information provided by IBM Micromedex Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

     
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