Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. I have been taking Plaquenil for about a month now and I've noticed that my hair loss is even more severe than before. If I stop Plaquenil, will the lost hair grow back??? Chloroquine itching remedy Hydroxychloroquine lupus panniculitis I saw my rheumatologist yesterday, and he said the hair loss could be from taking Plaquenil. But he said it could be from getting older. Well, the hair loss started happening about six months after I began taking the Plaquenil and over a few months I lost 40% of my hair. So it is my opinion that the hair loss cause wasn't old age but the Plaquenil. This means many people taking Plaquenil for RA are taking a dose of 400mg a day or higher. Pigment deposits in the retina can cause vision changes, according to Steven Ofner, M. D. of Eugene Oregon Eye Care. Signs of retinal damage include blurry or distorted vision, flashes of light or floaters, or loss of night vision. I believe the Plaquenil does have some kind of affect with hair loss. My advice for Allie would be not to stop any meds unless instructed by your doctor. I gave up on taking Plaquenil for about 2 mths and when i went back to the Rheumatologist it was getting worse I thought Plaquenil is supposed to help with hair loss , not promote it Hi JPCA Sorry to hear about the negative effects you are experiencing from this drug. My hair loss seemed to get better after time, it is by far not thick as it was, but sure not as thin either. If so, does the hair loss subside after a while or will continue to fall out? Does taking plaquenil cause hair loss Arthritis Medications and Hair Loss Arthritis Foundation, Long-Term Side Effects of Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Usual doseagefor plaquenilHydroxychloroquine sulfate costOsteoarthritis joint nodules hydroxychloroquine Re want to know good stuff about plaquenil Hi, I've been on Plaquenil 400mg per day for close to 3 years and it does help alot. They helped with my hair, my skin, and my joints. Immune & Autoimmune - Lupus want to know good stuff about plaquenil. Hair loss and Plaquenil? DailyStrength. Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus. Re Plaquenil side effect hairloss My daughter started taking plaquenil April 2008 for UCTD. She was experiencing a small amount of hair loss at that time and we were told by the Dr. that plaquenil would help with her auto-immune disease and the hair loss. I have been taking plaquenil for 17 days now for hair loss due to positive ANA test. The doctor said I have lupus in February 2008 but reluctant to take plaquenil due to the possible side effect of hair loss. I have only hair loss and no other lupus related symptoms. For the past couple of days, I notice that the hair loss is getting more intense. Yes, Plaquenil can cause alopecia or hair loss. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites. Parasites that cause malaria typically enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.