Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. I have been taking Plaquenil for about a month now and I've noticed that my hair loss is even more severe than before. If I stop Plaquenil, will the lost hair grow back??? Plaquenil stomach pain Levaquin and hydroxychloroquine Eye update plaquenil Other names Plaquenil trade name What is hydroxychloroquine? 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. Are you taking methotrexate? That's usually the cause of hair loss with RA. Either way, add folic acid and biotin vitamins and it'll help your hair loss. I had a terrible time with methotrexate and although folic acid is normally proscribed with it, it didn't really help my hair loss issue. Adding the biotin was a game changer. I believe the Plaquenil does have some kind of affect with hair loss. My advice for Allie would be not to stop any meds unless instructed by your doctor. I gave up on taking Plaquenil for about 2 mths and when i went back to the Rheumatologist it was getting worse I thought Plaquenil is supposed to help with hair loss , not promote it Hi JPCA Sorry to hear about the negative effects you are experiencing from this drug. My hair loss seemed to get better after time, it is by far not thick as it was, but sure not as thin either. If so, does the hair loss subside after a while or will continue to fall out? Does taking plaquenil cause hair loss Common and Rare Side Effects for Plaquenil Oral, Plaquenil and hair loss rheumatoid How immunosuppressant is hydroxychloroquinePlaquenil twitchingPlaquenil heart ratePlaquenil for iga nephropathy I have been taking plaquenil for 17 days now for hair loss due to positive ANA test. The doctor said I have lupus in February 2008 but reluctant to take plaquenil due to the possible side effect of hair loss. I have only hair loss and no other lupus related symptoms. For the past couple of days, I notice that the hair loss is getting more intense. Skin & Beauty - Hair Loss / Alopecia Plaquenil and hair loss. Hair loss and Plaquenil? DailyStrength. Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus. 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 anyone know how likely it is for hydroxychloroquine to cause hair loss? 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. Actually I’m on B12 injections and my hair is the best it’s ever been. I’ve read conflicting reports on this. Find patient medical information for Plaquenil Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings.