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Nurse is attending a client receiving intravenous magnesium
sulfate, This clients needs to closely observe for side effects that are associated with drug
therapy. what could be an expected side effect of magnesium sulfate is:
- 1- Decreased urinary output
- 2- Hypersomnolence
- 3- Absence of knee jerk reflex
- 4- Decreased respiratory rate
- Answer 2 is correct for This NCLEX Question.
Rationale of Answers
The client is expected to become sleepy, have hot flashes, and be
lethargic. A decreasing urinary output, absence of the knee-jerk reflex, and decreased
respiration indicate toxicity, so answers 1, 3. & 4 are not correct.