A 70-year-old, male patient is taking high dose levofloxacin after contracting a resistant form of Salmonella. Two days into treatment, he says to the nurse, "The ol' ankle seems to be given me some trouble. My creaky, old body just ain't what it used to be. This here ankle sure feels mighty achy." Which of the following is the best nursing intervention?
Discontinue medication immediately.
Ice the ankle.
Massage the ankle.
Speak to physician about increasing medication dosage.
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