A patient with a urinary tract infection is prescribed ciprofloxacin. The nurse should reinforce teaching about which common side effect?


•GI discomfort, nausea, and vomiting are the most common side effects of ciprofloxacin. 

•Pseudomembranous colitis, tendonitis, and polyuria are potential adverse reactions but are not common.

•Side effects are expected or common but adverse effects are typically unexpected or more serious.

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