Related topic: Plaquenil, Hair loss
Review: could Plaquenil cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 14,631 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 242 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,430 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Hair loss (latest reports from 226,721 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Apr, 16, 2014: 14,665 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 242 people (1.65%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.11% of all the 226,647 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.
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||25.00%||16.67%||12.50%||12.50%||12.50%||16.67%||4.17% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Plaquenil * :
|Hair loss||89.71%||10.29% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Plaquenil * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.98%||6.34%||12.20%||21.46%||30.24%||28.78% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Plaquenil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||11.76%||47.06%||35.29%||5.88% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||14.29%||85.71% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (73 people, 30.17%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (30 people, 12.40%)
- Osteoporosis (17 people, 7.02%)
- Arthritis (16 people, 6.61%)
- Skin ulcer (9 people, 3.72%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (60 people, 24.79%)
- Enbrel (55 people, 22.73%)
- Prednisone (42 people, 17.36%)
- Fosamax (33 people, 13.64%)
- Folic acid (28 people, 11.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine sulfate) is often used for rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below the conditions Plaquenil is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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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.
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