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. Para que sirve la hydroxychloroquine 200 mg Chloroquine and g6pd Aug 18, 2012 Hair loss and changes are one of the most common symptoms of plaquinil. I'm surprised your doctors didn't mention that! Just tell your Rheumatologist to google 'plaquenil curly hair' and they will be awash in informative articles. Enjoy your new hair ; Aug 13, 2010 Prior to that it was straight as a board. Ironically, I had a kidney/pancreas biopsy and was on Cellcept but that was after my hair grew back curly. I think it's the plaquenil and the hair follicle cells changing as the lupus changes the cells in the body and the drugs while combating the disease changes the hair follicles. Just my opinion. Jan 11, 2012 I thought I was past that, but all through December I lost what seemed like more hair. I say seemed, because my hair had actually started growing a little faster, and is a little longer than it was in the summer, so it might just look like more. Plus, since it's curly, the longer it gets the flatter it lays on the top of my head. 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 Meds Causing Hair Color Change? Arthritis Information, Medications causing hair to become curly Lupus Forums at. Hydroxychloroquine cream side effectsWhere is chloroquine resistant malariaPlaquenil and swelling eyesPlaquenil cancer Cicatricial alopecia, also known as, scarring alopecia, represents various types of hair loss disorders that cause permanent hair loss. Once hair follicles are destroyed, hair growth is not possible. The 3 Common Types of Scarring Alopecia, and How to Treat Them The 3 Common Types of Scarring Alopecia, and How to Treat.. Let me tell you what weaning down from Plaquenil is like.. Can Medications Change Hair Color or Curl Your Hair? The.. Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as. While Plaquenil may change th hair structure, it doesn't cause severe hair loss. You need to discuss this with your rheumatologist. When my hair was falling like crazy my rheumatologist said that's a minor symptom by comparison with the rest and it didn't warrant immunosuppressive a on top of Plaquenil. Sep 25, 2004 I had some hair loss before I started the Plaquenil but dont remember what drug I was on at the time.its just a short term problem, maybe the Dr. will give you something else. We have too much to deal with already and, a woman losing her hair, is a big deal.