Plaquenil and hair thinning

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  1. Plaquenil and hair thinning


    I've always had very thick and straight hair, but now I can see through the scalp and the little regrowth is so much thinner and wavy. I am now on Plaquenil (started 2 weeks ago) My question is: does Plaquenil help with hair regrowth?

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    Women tend to thin at the front and top of the scalp. While your instinct may be to drop the meds at the first sight of hair loss, you should weigh the benefits of the drug for your arthritis against this cost of hair loss. When to Talk to Your Doctor. Plaquenil can change the pigmentation in the skin, so it would stand to reason that it can do the same with hair. I have experienced the change in pigmentation on my legs. It looks like I have a huge bruise on the back of my leg which extends from the calf to the ankle. Losing Hair on Plaquenil The 5 Possibilities. 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.

    I am really interested in feedback regarding Plaquenil and hair growth. JPCA, I had hair thinning & severe breakage along the hairline, but not as severe as you described, I think... FYI, I don't have alopecia, and I never had "discoid" (scarring) lesions on my scalp. Anyone experience positive results from taking Plaquenil, if so, how long did it take to grow hair back.

    Plaquenil and hair thinning

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  6. There are two types of hair loss involved in lupus according to research scarring and non-scarring. Non-scarring hair loss is the result of inflammation. Inflammation — which is a hallmark symptom of lupus — is often widespread. When it develops around the scalp and hair follicles, hair loss can occur.

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    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. After seeing my rheumatologist, he wants to put me on Plaquenil, mostly because I complained of recent onset of thinning/loss of hair which is freaking me out. But then I read about Plaquenil and its side effects and really freaked out. 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.

     
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    Note: For a listing of dosage forms and brand names by country availability, see Dosage Forms section(s). Accepted Malaria (prophylaxis and treatment)—Hydroxychloroquine is indicated in the suppressive treatment and the treatment of acute attacks of malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax, P. In these species, “hypnozoites”, which remain dormant in the liver, are responsible for relapses. Pharmacology/Pharmacokinetics Note: Because hydroxychloroquine concentrates in the cellular fraction of blood, hydroxychloroquine concentrations measured in the blood are higher than those measured in the plasma Mechanism of action/Effect: Antiprotozoal—Malaria: Unknown, but may be based on ability of hydroxychloroquine to bind to and alter the properties of DNA. Effects of chloroquine on viral infections an old drug. Hydroxychloroquine as an anti-thrombotic in antiphospholipid. Hydroxychloroquine - an overview ScienceDirect Topics
     
  9. IzotovArtur Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Retinal Toxicity - American. Many systemic medications may cause retinal toxicity. One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, a chloroquine derivative. It is used to treat many diseases including malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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