As a result, the body produces antibodies that inflict cell damage, most commonly targeting joints, skin, kidneys and the nervous system. Join the group and find support for coping with lupus. At first I thought this was from anemia, but my bloodwork showed that I'm no longer very anemic. Can plaquenil cause thrush Patient teaching on hydroxychloroquine Side effects coming off plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. Plaquenil can change the pigmentation in the skin, so it would stand to reason that it can do the same with hair. I have experienced the change in pigmentation on my legs. It looks like I have a. Has anyone expericned hair loss from Plaquenil? I know hair loss can be caused by RA and I think it was actually my first sympom of having RA, but it was actually getting better till this February. Now I have been on Plaquenil for 7 months, my hair loss is getting really worse. I started. Which is silly because I'm already on two different multivitamins. All I know is that since I was diagnosed with Lupus, One of the ailments was loss of hair! Over the past couple months I have been losing hair. Then I discovered that plaquenil can have a side effect of hair loss. I brought this up with my doctor and all he said was to take vitamin B.. Plaquenil and hair color Drugs That Induce Hair Color Changes Owlcation, Plaquinel changes hair color?" Lupus Community - Support. Plaquenil and aravaPlaquenil diarrhea nauseaCombination treatment prednisone and plaquenil for ankylosing spondylitisPlaquenil for dermatomyositis muscle weaknessCan plaquenil cause eyes to burn or water Thanks Jesse, my hair color and hair have changed since I've been on the meds. 3 years ago I had my hair cut very much like the new bob cut that you see now, longer on the sides, shorter in back, and completely straight. My hair now is curly. The color is also platunim instead of a blondey, streaked color. Meds Causing Hair Color Change? Arthritis Information. Plaquenil and hair loss. DailyStrength. Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -. K2, I know that plaquenil can change both eye and skin color. I have more frequent eye exams than most lupus patients on plaquenil due to inherited cataracts and glaucoma, When my eyes are examined by my opthamologist for ANY changes, he also looks for change in eye color. Sep 17, 2010 Hair thinning in women in my family is genetic anyway, so I was bound to have it. I've just recently grown my hair back out to below shoulder length, and now I've started taking plaquenil again and I am afraid of the hair loss. Will I have to cut my hair all off so it doesn't look so funny? I've been on Plaquenil for about 10 years. I haven't noticed any hair changes. 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.