A 8-year-old is prescribed clindamycin for the treatment of osteomyelitis. Which of the following symptoms indicates to the nurse that the patient is having an adverse reaction?


•The most common side effects of clindamycin include diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

•High doses, both oral and I.V. can cause a metallic or bitter taste.

•Constipation, tendon pain, and shortness of breath are not associated with clindamycin.

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