Drug pumps are implanted so they can send pain medication directly to the fluid around your spinal cord. This targeted delivery is designed to help reduce pain and minimise side effects, to help improve your quality of life.
A drug pump, also called an intrathecal drug delivery (IDD) system, sends pain medication directly to the fluid around the spinal cord, providing pain relief with a small fraction of the medication needed if taken orally.
All treatment and outcome results are specific to the individual patient, and will form part of your consultation with your healthcare professional.
Please consult your healthcare professional for a full list of benefits, indications, precautions, clinical results, and other important medical information that pertains to drug pumps.
Learn some of the commonly asked questions about drug pumps.
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