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. Oct appearance of plaquenil toxicity Hydroxychloroquine and acetaminophen Plaquenil success stories May 17, 2017 Hydroxychloroquine does not help all hair loss types but does help conditions such as lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, pseudopelade and discoid lupus. Hair loss from these drugs is not common. Mg a day is pretty high. 200mg is much more standard. Also I haven't heard of anyone having that degree of hairloss on plaquenil or really hair loss at all. Also out of most of the other drugs used to treat RA, plaquenil is probably the least likely option to cause hair loss. Plaquenil and Hair loss - from FDA reports Summary Hair loss is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Psoriatic arthropathy. 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. Hydroxychloroquine hair regrowth Will you have Hair loss with Hydroxychloroquine sulfate., Plaquenil and hair loss rheumatoid Chloroquine production process Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. hair loss or hair that becomes lighter; Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More. Will you have Hair loss with Plaquenil - eHealthMe. Hair loss with hydroxychloroquine? Does anyone. - LUPUS UK. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial medication used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites, which enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. My hair has been thinning for years, but even so, I noticed a precipitous loss of hair since going on Plaquenil, I think hair loss is related to the whole inflammatory process. Overnight application of castor oil to the affected area can supposedly help, but I couldn’t take the smell or mess. Plaquenil is supposed to help with hair loss, not contribute to it. I would also suggest giving it some more time especially since the side effects of plaquenil are supposed to lessen after a few months of use.