Plaquenil used for hair loss

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  1. haslik Guest

    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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    Side Effects Nausea, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, diarrhea, dizziness, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember. Also out of most of the other drugs used to treat RA, plaquenil is probably the least likely option to cause hair loss. I think it's definitely worth trying to lower your dose before trying another med. Also look into other factors that may be causing this, most rheumatic conditions cause hair loss, it might not be related to a medication at all. 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.

    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

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  4. Today, Plaquenil and other antimalarials are also used to treat and help prevent symptoms caused by certain autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA, systemic lupus erythematosus, and discoid lupus, even though these diseases are not caused by malaria parasites. Plaquenil belongs in a class of medications known as disease-modifying.

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    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? 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. Are you taking any prednisone at all? How to use Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine is usually taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, dosage is also based on weight.

     
  5. bodnar New Member

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects. Hydroxychloroquine Indications, Side Effects, Warnings. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -
     
  6. merzavez User

    Also known as: Plaquenil, Quineprox The following information is NOT intended to endorse any particular medication. How effective is Plaquenil for Fibromyalgia by duration. User Reviews for Hydroxychloroquine to treat. - Treating Fibromyalgia - American Family Physician
     
  7. glas_naroda Moderator

    Plaquenil - FDA prescribing information, side effects and uses In a small percentage of patients, side effects may require temporary reduction of the initial dosage. Maintenance adult dosage When a good response is obtained, the dosage may be reduced by 50 percent and continued at a maintenance level of 200 mg to 400 mg 155 to 310 mg base daily, administered as a single daily dose or in two divided doses.

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  8. demet Guest

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder for which there is no known cure. Fortunately in the last few years, a shift in strategy toward the earlier institution of disease modifying drugs and the availability of new classes of medications have greatly improved the outcomes that can be expected by most patients.

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