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About Drug Pumps

About Drug Pumps

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.

What Is It?

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.
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Benefits and Risks

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

Review some of the commonly asked questions about drug pumps.
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Frequently Asked Questions – Drug Pumps


This website is intended to be educational and is not to be used as a diagnostic tool. It is not intended to replace the information provided to you by your healthcare providers and does not constitute medical advice. The information may not be directly applicable for your individual clinical circumstance. Please talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.