He was most likely going on to what the SS was causing. Dee Hi dee, I know, I have been going through this for years, I think partly it is the autoimmune disease, and partly the meds, at least my meds, there is much written by people who take Lyrica. No woman ever wants to lose their hair, not sure what to do! Wishing you well, and wishing you long, full, flowing hair, SK I'll be a 'skin head' soon enough, Terri! For now, I've let it grow, the shorter it is the balder I look! I wore it in a French Twist for Christmas and my granddaughters raved about it! Susan I started losing my thick hair around September of last year and was just puzzled. Is plaquenil a thiopurine drug Hydroxychloroquine contraindicated in pregnancy Hugs Yes, it can cause hair loss, I'm on 400mg per day too and experiencing a much milder version of the same thing. Also, I've been told that RA itself can cause hair loss. You should absolutely talk to your Rheumatologist about it. There may be better medication options for you. 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. Smoking can cause a flare of skin lupus. Smoking can lower the ability of Plaquenil to work. Plaquenil is a medicine used to treat skin lupus. Talk to your doctor about ways to help you to quit smoking. Can lupus affect the hair? Patients with SLE can have hair thinning and loss. Patients with cutaneous lupus can have scarring and hair loss on the scalp. Even with little stress on my hair I still had severe breakage even bald spots. It's just now showing it's ugly head with many symptoms and in the blood work. It was a good day, I made it through without passing out in my mashed potatoes! I thought maybe it just need a rest so I took to protective styles like sew in weaves. I used to have acrylic nails, but had to take them off due to the lifting. But, like so many others I have read about, I think I've had Sjogrens for most of my life. Can plaquenil cause hair thinning Plaquenil and hair loss. DailyStrength, Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis Plaquenil 500 mg efectos a largo plaxoPlaquenil and diarrheaChloroquine phosphate fish medicationPlaquenil caused seizures Yes, Plaquenil can cause alopecia or hair loss. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites. Parasites that cause malaria typically enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. Does plaquenil cause hair loss? -. Lupus and the Skin - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Side effects, Images, Uses.. I had some hair loss before I started the Plaquenil but dont remember what drug I was on at the time.its just a short term problem, maybe the Dr. will give you something else. We have too much to deal with already and, a woman losing her hair, is a big deal. Its even a big deal for the men. 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. Howard_Smith,_MD Many patients with lupus have hair loss, also known as alopecia. One of the first medications used to treat that problem is hydroxychloroquine or Plaquenil. Although hydroxychloroquine can cause hair loss, it is rather unusual.