Plaquenil prevent hair loss

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    Plaquenil prevent hair loss


    But then I read about Plaquenil and its side effects and really freaked out. Would appreciate any insight if you have it if you've ever been on this drug and any comments you care to share.

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    Plaquenil can rarely cause hair loss, but it is not common. be sure to check with your physician and ideally your dermatologist as well to review all possible causes of your hair loss. Jeff Donovan MD PhD FRCPC FAAD US & Canadian board-certified Dermatologist How to Prevent Hair Loss from Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks itself. About half of all patients diagnosed with lupus experience hair loss. There are two types of hair loss associated with lupus. One is caused. This drug is also referred to under its popular trade name “Plaquenil” 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.

    He suggested my complex autoimmune disease along with my hypothyroidism (which is being monitored and medicated) are most likely the cause (and genetics, of course, like duh….). Best, (name deleted) hi there- Good to hear from you. My dermatologist had suggested Rogaine but my rheum said I'll be stuck on it for life (and it's expensive) and it only works "less than 60% of the time" according to its own website.

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  3. One of the most important factors for avoiding irreversible hair loss due to discoid lupus is to get treatment, fast. Discoid lesions on the scalp can lead to permanent skin damage that inhibits hair growth. If you’ve read up on other lupus symptoms and think you have the condition, talk to your doctor.

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    Side Effects Nausea, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, diarrhea, dizziness, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember. Plaquenil caused a loss of appitite and weight loss for me. Both times I started taking it, the first time it was so serious I had to stop taking it. Started again several years later when I flared again and had loss of appitite and weight loss but a bit more moderate. Usually Plaquenil related hair loss starts 2-6 months after the Plaquenil was started. We call this a drug induced telogen effluvium. If the Plaquenil was started 10 years ago and a patient reports hair loss last month, it’s not very likely that the Plaquenil is the culprit.

     
  4. inetmoney Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil I am currently on Xeljanz and Plaquenil for Rheumatoid.
     
  5. Larisalisa New Member

    Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking Plaquenil and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes.

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