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.