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. Hydroxychloroquin Plaquenil manufacturer discount coupons Lamictal and plaquenil Plaquenil toxicity lips 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. Dec 12, 2019 2. The Autoimmune Disease the Plaquenil is Used for is Causing Hair loss. Autoimmune disease can cause inflammation in the body and this type of inflammation itself can trigger hair loss in the form of a hair shedding or ‘telogen effluvium.’ When rheumatoid arthritis flares patients can shed hair. When lupus flares, patients can lose hair. Has anyone expericned hair loss from Plaquenil? I know hair loss can be caused by RA and I think it was actually my first sympom of having RA, but it was actually getting better till this February. Now I have been on Plaquenil for 7 months, my hair loss is getting really worse. I started. 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 Arthritis Medications and Hair Loss Arthritis Foundation, Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and Hair Loss Is my Plaquenil. Artemisia annua plaquenilMechanism of chloroquine action Lupus can also cause the scalp hair along your hairline to become fragile and break off easily, leaving you with a ragged appearance known as lupus hair. Hair loss may be an early sign of lupus, before the disease is diagnosed. But many other disorders can cause hair loss, so consult with your doctor if you notice unusual hair thinning or hair loss. Lupus Can it cause hair loss? - Mayo Clinic. Plaquenil and hair loss. DailyStrength. Immune & Autoimmune - Lupus Plaquenil side effect hairloss. I was told my AI conditions in conjunction with meds were the cause of my thinning hair. In addition to plaquenil I also take topomax. So I started taking folic acid daily which has slowed down the hair loss significantly. 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 Toronto, Canada Plaquenil will eventually help your hair loss, but that will be a very slow process over a long period of time since plaquenil builds up in your body pretty slowly. And you should keep your head a scalp protected from the sun as VeeJ said.