Plaquenil to treat alopecia

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  1. encornrit User

    Plaquenil to treat alopecia


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    Dec 12, 2019 Hydroxychloroquine also known by its popular brand name Plaquenil is an oral medication that is commonly used to treat a variety of autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus, dermatomyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s and many other conditions as well. In the field of hair loss, conditions such as lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia and discoid lupus are frequently treated with hydroxychloroquine. Most treatments are considered off label. Stimulating hair growth using options often considered for nonscarring alopecia has been attempted with mixed results, and these include finasteride, minoxidil topically, and bimatoprost injections. In general, with both scarring and nonscarring alopecia, early intervention is best. A 37 year old female with systemic lupus who uses Plaquenil for many years and now reports hair loss may have a number of possible hair loss conditions including telogen effluvium, female pattern androgenetic alopecia, traction alopecia, or scarring alopecia. 40 % of women by age 50 will develop female pattern hair loss.

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    Plaquenil to treat alopecia

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  7. Oct 22, 2017 Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a slow acting drug. It can take up to 8 weeks or more before the medication really starts to have an effect and actually help an individual using the drug. Because hydroxychloroquine is so delayed in its onset, I usually give it 4-6 months before really deciding if it is working. and sometimes even longer.

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    Hydroxychloroquine is a useful drug for treating the condition though it requires a minimum of 4 months treatment to note its effectiveness. When it works, it can be continued until remission. When used long term, retinal damage is a possibility but the risk is reduced by keeping dosage low. Immunosuppressive drugs. 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. It is classified as an anti malarial pill because certain closely related medications i.e. chloroquine are actually used to treat malaria infections in some parts of the world. Because the hair loss associated with this condition is thought to be caused by inflammation of hair follicles, treatment often involves using anti-inflammatory medications or ointments, such as corticosteroids, tetracyclines, or hydroxychloroquine brand name Plaquenil, to reduce inflammation and suppress the body's immune system.

     
  8. caezar User

    High liver enzymes can be a result of lupus, and my rheumatologist said some of this is not uncommon in lupus patients. Will you have Liver function test abnormal with Plaquenil. Methotrexate or Plaquenil? DailyStrength Plaquenil and elevated liver enzymes?
     
  9. Heinacrictema New Member

    New Screening Guidelines for Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity New Screening Guidelines for Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity Experts explain their role in clinical practice. Stephen G. Schwartz, MD, MBA • William F. Mieler, MD. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, Sanofi-Aventis remains widely used in the treatment of various rheumatologic disorders.

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    Compare Plaquenil vs Chloroquine - Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an effective medication for autoimmune conditions and malaria that comes with less side effects than other DMARDs. Effectively prevents and treats malaria, and treats a certain type of intestinal infection but can cause serious side effects in certain people.

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