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A patient is administered daptomycin (Cubicin) to treat a gram-negative infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Which of the following symptoms should be reported immediately to the physician based on the known adverse effects of daptomycin?
A)Weakness of the legs and arms
B)Decreased wound drainage
C)Hematuria
D)Shortness of breath
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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The nurse should report weakness of legs and arms due to increased serum creatine kinase levels. Decrease in wound drainage, hematuria, and shortness of breath are not adverse effects of daptomycin.

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