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A patient is administered aztreonam (Azactam). What is the major advantage of this monobactam over the aminoglycosides in treating P. aeruginosa?
A)It is a lower-cost medication.
B)It is administered orally.
C)It causes less GI distress.
D)It has lower risk for hearing loss.
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Aztreonam is effective against gram-negative bacteria similar to aminoglycosides, but the drug does not cause kidney damage or hearing loss. Aztreonam is not a lower-cost medication. Aztreonam is not administered orally. Aztreonam does not cause less GI upset.

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