At first it seemed like it helped now I feel the same as before I started taking the medicine other than the fact that none of my clothes fit and there is a lot more of me to carry around. Anyone know if I quit taking it if the weight will fall back off I started Hydroxychloroquine 2 weeks ago. One week in and I thought this may just work, except for the ‘extra itchiness’ I seemed to get every night. Plaquenil toxicity retina Plaquenil and breastfeeding Dec 13, 2012 ~shalyserenee~ said. This post spoke pretty directly to me as I have both been on Plaquenil and have lost all my hair when I was originally diagnosed w Lupus 15 years ago and experienced some serious weight loss while on dialysis and thru the first few month after my kidney transplant alittle less than a year ago. Whenever a patient using hydroxychloroquine reports hair loss there are 5 possibilities to consider. 1. The Plaquenil is Causing Hair Loss. One needs to always consider the possibility that Plaquenil is causing the hair loss. Usually Plaquenil related hair loss starts 2-6 months after the Plaquenil was started. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. I was prescribed this drug to ease my ra disease, I was taking 400mg per day which was to last for 3 months then reduced to 200mg. Right before I hit the two week mark, I woke up with my heart racing and continued feeling my heart flutter all day and I just felt week and tired. After msging Rheum, decided to stop taking meds to see how I feel and continue with the AIP to handle symptoms and try to work at ‘healing from inside out! Time will tell and I’m eager to see how much the AIP is helping once odd meds. Hair loss hydroxychloroquine Will you have Hair loss with Plaquenil - eHealthMe, Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and Hair Loss Is my. Plaquenil package insertPlaquenil malaria preventionHydroxychloroquine and aspirin Jan 31, 2013 I have emailed my dermatologist but she's away on holiday, so I've stopped taking it for the moment. My eyes are too precious to risk ! I haven't heard from anyone that it has stopped hair loss, in fact I haven't heard of anything that really works with my condition. Some treatments slow the shedding. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine anyone? - Alopecia World. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for Malaria. Study Adalimumab Plus Hydroxychloroquine Leads to Hair.. Aug 31, 2011. It has been reported as an side effect of Plaquenil - hair loss or bleaching of the hair, if you think its too bothersome, please ask your doc/pharmacist to prescribe some med which is more comfortable for your system. Take care, be well, please. Dec 12, 2019 Whenever a patient using hydroxychloroquine reports hair loss there are 5 possibilities to consider. 1. The Plaquenil is Causing Hair Loss. One needs to always consider the possibility that Plaquenil is causing the hair loss. Usually Plaquenil related hair loss starts 2-6 months after the Plaquenil was started. Plaquenil is supposed to help with hair loss, not contribute to it. I would also suggest giving it some more time especially since the side effects of plaquenil are supposed to lessen after a few months of use.