A patient is receiving an intravenous infusion of metronidazole for the treatment of C. difficile. The nurse should monitor the patient for which rare, but serious side effect?


•Metronidazole, in rare cases, can cause seizures.

•Common side effects of metronidazole include GI symptoms, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, candidiasis, and a metallic taste.

•Metronidazole is used in the treatment of both fungal and bacterial infections.

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