A patient is receiving tobramycin for a lower respiratory tract infection. The nurse monitors for potential side effects, paying close attention to serum


• The most common side effects of tobramycin are nephrotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and ototoxicity.

• It is imperative that the nurse monitors the patient's creatinine closely for signs of nephrotoxicity.

• Incorrect: Changes in hemoglobin, pH, and neutrophil count are rare.

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