But then I read about Plaquenil and its side effects and really freaked out. Would appreciate any insight if you have it if you've ever been on this drug and any comments you care to share. Hydroxychloroquine diarea Plaquenil rash wont go away Is plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine method of action arthritis Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Jan 31, 2013 The spots are still active but I'm not ready to give up on treatment yet especially with my health insurance, it is actually quite affordable for me. Any how he prescribed Plaquenil to help, which from what he told me and what I've read is a drug originally intended to prevent/treat maleria, but has shown success in auto immune diseases. Plaquenil is generally well-tolerated, but side effects are possible. Common side effects linked to Plaquenil include nausea and diarrhea. Taking the medication with food eases nausea for most people taking the drug. Less common side effects include skin rashes, hair thinning, and weakness. He suggested my complex autoimmune disease along with my hypothyroidism (which is being monitored and medicated) are most likely the cause (and genetics, of course, like duh….). Best, (name deleted) hi there- Good to hear from you. My dermatologist had suggested Rogaine but my rheum said I'll be stuck on it for life (and it's expensive) and it only works "less than 60% of the time" according to its own website. Plaquenil to treat hair loss Hair loss with hydroxychloroquine? Does anyone. - LUPUS UK, Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine anyone? - Alopecia World Chloroquine quinine Plaquenil will eventually help your hair loss, but that will be a very slow process over a long period of time since plaquenil builds up in your body pretty slowly. And you should keep your head a scalp protected from the sun as VeeJ said. Plaquenil and hairloss - HealthBoards. Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus. Preventive treatment of ovale malaria; disease that causes disc-shaped patches on upper body; preventive treatment of quartan malaria; malaria caused by the protozoa Plasmodium ovale Nov 16, 2010 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 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.