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prednisone side effects. swelling on day four?

On day 4 of a 12-day oral prednisone regimin, hands are swollen & rings are beginning to dig into fingers. Is this normal or should I call my dr? If so, would it be considered an emergency or can I wait until tomorrow?
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replied July 9th, 2012
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curlysue5,

Among other things, fluid retention is a common short term side effect of oral corticosteroids. Weight gain is common with long term usage.

If you are having significant swelling around the face, mouth, or nose, or you are having trouble breathing, then this would be considered an emergency. Otherwise, you can probably wait till Monday to contact your physician.

Good luck.
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