Plaquenil used for hair loss

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    Plaquenil used for hair loss


    Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.

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    I’ve been on Plaquenil right at a year and my hair loss finally has slowed down. While it was falling out like crazy, I used thickening shampoo and conditioner. I also cut it - I have really thick hair and it was almost waist length. I got it cut to shoulder length and perhaps that helped; about the time I got it cut, the hair loss slowed down. 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. Plaquenil is generally well-tolerated, but side effects are possible. Common side effects linked to Plaquenil include nausea and diarrhea. Taking the medication with food eases nausea for most people taking the drug. Less common side effects include skin rashes, hair thinning, and weakness.

    Plaquenil is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.

    Plaquenil used for hair loss

    Plaquenil and hair loss. DailyStrength, Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and Hair Loss Is my Plaquenil.

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  3. Yes, I have a little experience with placquenil and a lot of experience with hair loss and, happy to say, hair regrowth. Placquenil. You probably know this but it's an antimalarial and they don't know why it works on lupus, but it does help with skin and joint problems, so they use it.

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    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. For the last 18 months, my hair has been thinning. Then my doctor found I had lupus. He will put me on Plaquenil soon, which he says may help the hair grow back. I have read frequent comments online that Plaquenil causes hair loss. Will Plaquenil help my hair grow in or cause it to fall out more? I read that hair loss can be a side effect but the literature on RX from CVS says that's a "more serious" side effect and I should contact my doctor. However, it seems like there are a lot of posts on here and elsewhere about people losing hair because of Plaquenil.

     
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    RA and Hydroxychloroquine How Effective is it for Rheumatoid Arthritis. It can also reduce the incidence of joint damage, thus lessening the risk of developing a long-term disability from complications of RA. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, talking to your doctor about hydroxychloroquine may be the right choice for your needs.

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    Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth.

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