A nurse is caring for a patient prescribed to cyclosporine. The nurse should monitor the patient for which common side effect?


•Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressant used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant.

•The most common side effects are renal dysfunction (leading to hyperkalemia), tremor, hirsutism, hypertension, infection, and gum hyperplasia.

•Muscle pain, acne, and hypotension are not common side effects of cyclosporine.

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