Review: could Plaquenil cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 14,739 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 244 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from 15,548 Plaquenil users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)
On Feb, 25, 2015: 14,739 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 244 people (1.66%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Plaquenil when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||23.08%||15.38%||11.54%||15.38%||11.54%||19.23%||3.85% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Plaquenil * :
|Hair loss||89.80%||10.20% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Plaquenil * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.97%||6.28%||12.56%||21.26%||30.43%||28.50% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Plaquenil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||10.53%||47.37%||36.84%||5.26% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||11.11%||88.89% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (75 people, 30.74%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (30 people, 12.30%)
- Osteoporosis (17 people, 6.97%)
- Arthritis (16 people, 6.56%)
- Skin ulcer (9 people, 3.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (61 people, 25.00%)
- Enbrel (55 people, 22.54%)
- Prednisone (42 people, 17.21%)
- Fosamax (33 people, 13.52%)
- Folic acid (28 people, 11.48%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 years ago):
2073chaucerdr on May, 25, 2013:
if the drug plaquenil which is being taken for skin lupus is causing acopecia as a side effect, is it something that will go away after the 6 month treatment or get worse. it seems one condition causes another, unless it is just a coincidence that acopecia came at the same time of taking plaquenil. Anybody have any experience in this area.
From this study (2 years ago):
after l month of taking 200mgs. 2x a day, a bald spot appeared on the head
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