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Is the Decilone forte steroids tablets?
Yes, Decilone forte is a steroid tablet as it has Dexamethasone in it.
I was using Decilone forte before and I gained weight what is the side effect for taking it. I was worried because my period stops and it is irregular now. I bruise easily what should I do? I started using Decilone forte in year 2000 and I stop 2007 but that is on and off. I feel like right now I am retaining water in my body.
You cannot stop any steroid medication abruptly, so I will advise that you discuss with your physician about tapering it slowly. The irregular periods and bruising will subside as the dosage will tapered slowly.Steroids have some mineral corticoid activity so they lead to fluid retention but as I mentioned earlier, tapering of dosage will take care of it.As you have already stopped the medication, so I will advise that you ask the physician to do dDexamethasone suppression test, which will tell us about the function of your adrenal gland, which produces Cortisol (similar steroid like synthetic Dexamethasone).
I stopped already my medication 4 years ago. Is there still going with it with me right now, it is been long time already since I stop it.
This is very important detail which you mentioned.So now adrenal insufficiency also should to be ruled out, which can happen if a person is on steroids for a longer duration. I am mentioning this as this will present with similar irregular menses and similar symptoms too. So do discuss this too with your physician.