I'm wondering wtf my hair will be like in another 6 months. :-/ Hair pigment changes are uncommon with hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), but most certainly can occur. I've got naturally very dark hair, but after 6 months of plaquenil I swear it's turning red! The texture hasn't changed but I'm still weirded out! Chloroquine-induced hair hypopigmentation N Engl J Med. What does hydroxychloroquine do for lupus Plaquenil cardiomyopathy Plaquenil lupus hair loss When my hydroxychloroquine isn't working Restarted Plaquenil on May 20, after 10 year break. Unlike, the first time hair loss started within 2 weeks. Today my hair is coming out 10 times as much while washing it. Does anyone know if this will improve? It helps my RA+ but I can't go bald. Any information is appreciated. Best wishes to all pain warriors for a safe and low pain holiday. Dec 27, 2018 Through regulated healthy eating, natural hair products, and vitamins, your hair can grow long and thick again. But, it does take time. I used to have thick and curly hair, but it fell out and thinned because of the lupus and heavy medications. I had to cut all my hair and start over. I hope this helps. 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. The chance of helping for autoimmune (especially scarring alopecias) is high. It's a good question, except one important piece is missing: the chances of hair loss is low. Plaquenil curly hair I have been prescribed hydroxychloroquine to reduce my hair loss?, Plaquenil and hair growth? Or loss? - Lupus - Inspire Hydroxychloroquine macular toxicityHydroxychloroquine regular blood testByproduct of chloroquine synthesis Prednisone---either a large dose or tapering can cause hair loss issues as well as the curling of hair and drying out of hair. My hair used to be lightly wavy and mostly straight. Now it is Little Orphan Annie curly. Hair loss lupus or Plaquenil? DailyStrength. Hair loss and Plaquenil? DailyStrength. Can Medications Change Hair Color or Curl Your Hair? The.. I have lupus and do lose hair from that but the dermatologist said as long as my scalp doesn't scar, the hair will grow back. Plaquenil is one of the mildest drugs used for lupus. The current doses are much lower than in the past. 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. Dec 01, 2011 Hair pigment changes are uncommon with hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, but most certainly can occur. They can also occur with chloroquine, a related drug. I have included a reference for interest.