A patient is receiving intravenous ceftriaxone for the treatment of pneumonia. A side effect of cephalosporin antibiotics is neurotoxicity. The nurse monitoring the patient knows to watch for which of the following symptoms that would indicate the development of neurotoxicity?
• Ceftriaxone, and other cephalosporin
• Renal impairment puts a patient at greater risk for cephalosporin-induced neurotoxicity.
• Nausea and diarrhea can occur with Rocephin, but are not severe side effects.
• Arrhythmias are not associated with the administration of Rocephin.