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Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team


  • bowel sterilisation in neutropenic patients
  • in some topical applications


  • reduce dose in renal impairment
  • beware interactions - See current issue BNF


  • myasthenia gravis


  • muscle weakness
  • apnoea
  • perioral and peripheral paraesthesia
  • vertigo
  • nephrotoxicity

Routes of administration:-

  • Slow i.v. infusion

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