Can you hear me- Ototoxic Medications

Hello Nurse,

In this sheet I cover Ototoxic medications. These meds result in loss of hearing and are important to be aware of since they are related to the NCLEX and Nursing Practice.

Patients reporting any difficulty hearing with these medications, should be assessed and possibly medications held.

Interesting to note is the Signs of ototoxicity, that happen in order of frequency, are:
1 – Development of tinnitus
2 – Intensification of existing tinnitus
3 – Fullness or pressure in the ears
4 – Awareness of hearing loss
5 – Development of vertigo




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