A patient with testicular cancer is administered cisplatin. The nurse understands that which of the following symptoms would indicate common side effects of cisplatin?

Increased creatinine


• Common side effects of cisplatin include nephrotoxicity (kidney toxic), ototoxicity (ear/hearing toxic), neurotoxicity (neurological system toxicity), myelosuppression (bone marrow suppression), tinnitus (ringing in the ears), nausea, vomiting, anorexia (decreased appetite), electrolyte imbalances, anemia, and peripheral neuropathy (numbness and/or tingling of extremities).

• Cisplatin is a platinum-containing, alkylating antineoplastic agent that causes cell death of rapidly replicating cells.

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