A nurse is administering intravenous ondansetron for the treatment of nausea. Which of the following indicates that the patient is experiencing a side effect of this medication?

Constipation
Headache

Explanation

•Ondansetron is very well tolerated and has few side effects. Common side effects include headaches, dizziness, diarrhea, constipation, and fever.

•Hypertension, bradycardia, urticaria, and hyperkalemia are not associated with the use of ondansetron.

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