The chance of helping for autoimmune (especially scarring alopecias) is high. Hydroxychloroquine does not help all hair loss types but does help conditions such as lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, pseudopelade and discoid lupus. Does plaquenil help scleroderma Aao guidelines for plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine & methotrexate Plaquenil and tb test Sep 25, 2004 No I didnt have any hair loss, I do have thick hair. I had some hair loss before I started the Plaquenil but dont remember what drug I was on at the time.its just a short term problem, maybe. I wasn't sure if it was the plaquenil or all the bleaching and coloring if done in the past couple years, so I can't be for sure which was the cause of my hair loss. It seems that it's leveled out, back to normal loss. Though I did stop bleaching my new growth. I'm taking a multivitamin with biotin, plus I got a natural biotin conditioner to help. Hair Loss is #2 concern in Plaquenil discussions. Plaquenil is an arthritis medication and an anti infectious agent. Uses Plaquenil is prescribed for Lupus, RA, Sjogren's Syndrome and Joint Pain and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Other times though, the cause of the shedding locks could be the medications used to treat arthritis. People with autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and lupus, can experience hair loss as a troubling symptom of their disease. Does the drug plaquenil cause hair loss Plaquenil and hairloss - HealthBoards, Plaquenil and hair loss. Does it get better? - rheumatoid. Hydroxychloroquine mechanism of action ra Plaquenil can rarely cause hair loss, but it is not common. be sure to check with your physician and ideally your dermatologist as well to review all possible causes of your hair loss. Jeff Donovan MD PhD FRCPC FAAD US & Canadian board-certified Dermatologist Hair Loss from taking Plaquenil? -. Does Plaquenil cause Hair Loss? - Posts about Drugs, Side.. Immune & Autoimmune - Lupus Plaquenil side effect hairloss. 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. Hydroxychloroquine does not help all hair loss types but does help conditions such as lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, pseudopelade and discoid lupus. Hair loss from these drugs is not common. Generally as a drug-related side effect, the hair loss is not drastic and the hair does not fall out in patches. And it usually grows back after you stop taking the drug. But if you have inherited male or female pattern baldness, arthritis medications could trigger or accelerate such permanent hair loss.