Plaquenil skin pigment

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  1. polivaevs XenForo Moderator

    Plaquenil skin pigment


    In many cases, once the offending drug has been stopped, fading of the lesions occurs. However, the pigmentation may last a long time or become permanent.

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    Re Plaquenil and skin discoloration Reply #3 on July 06, 2011, AM When I went to the doctor last week for my ear infection, he told me I had a brown pigment spot on the inside of my cheek when he looked in my mouth.said it looked like nothing to worry about but.course it is always in the back of my mind! Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil stimulates the pigment producing cells in the skin called melanocytes. As a result, there is both hemosiderin iron and melanin accumulation in the dermis. The exact reasons why this phenomenon happens is not clear. Hydroxychloroquine-induced pigmentation lesions usually begin after a few months or years of treatment. When we compared our patients with the controls, we found no significant association with the duration of HCQ treatment or with the cumulative dose of HCQ.

    Applies to hydroxychloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine (the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil) may cause some unwanted effects. Because many drugs that induce skin pigmentation also cause photosensitivity reactions, sun protection is usually recommended.

    Plaquenil skin pigment

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  5. 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 huge bruise on the back of my leg which extends from the calf to the ankle. I call it a perma-bruise.

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    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. Skin rashes and pigment change. Atabrine, specifically, can cause yellow pigmentation of skin. Sometimes Plaquenil can also deposit in the tissues of the body and cause the skin to take on a greenish tone. Banded or diffuse pigmentation of nails often occurs; Amiodarone Blue-grey pigmentation in sun-exposed areas face and hands Photosensitivity occurs in 30-57% of patients whilst 1-10% show skin pigmentation; Skin pigmentation is reversible but may take up to one year for complete resolution after the drug has been stopped; NSAIDs

     
  6. Slavomir Moderator

    this is going to sound strange, I have been on Hydroxchloroquine for 1 and 1/12 yrs and have always had fine slightly wavy hair that had been thinning. I am full of curls now and it sorta started suddenly. They can also occur with chloroquine, a related drug. Hair loss and Plaquenil? DailyStrength Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil — Canadian Hair Loss Foundation I have been prescribed hydroxychloroquine to reduce my hair loss?
     
  7. Andork XenForo Moderator

    Has anyone experienced plaquenil toxicity with damage to eyes? Aug 01, 2009 I'd also like to add that the drug companies keep saying this toxicity is rare and yet, I keep hearing about all these people who've experienced vision loss. I'm thinking there needs to be a class action lawsuit soon before more people are left disabled by this drug.

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