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A patient states that he has been taking his prescribed clindamycin as ordered, but that it has been causing him to have frequent diarrhea. How should the nurse best respond to this patient's statement?
A)Reemphasize the importance of taking clindamycin with food.
B)Encourage the patient to temporarily use an over-the-counter antidiarrheal.
C)Encourage the patient to increase his fluid intake until the course of treatment is complete.
D)Liaise with the patient's care provider to have the drug discontinued.
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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The FDA has issued a black box warning for clindamycin regarding the potential of severe and possible fatal colitis. If diarrhea develops in a patient receiving clindamycin, discontinuation of the drug is essential.

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