Drug Pump for Cancer Pain
Over time you may have questions about your Medtronic drug delivery therapy or system. Here you'll find a variety of resources to guide you toward answers.
In most cases, your doctor and his or her staff should be your first point of contact, but Medtronic also offers ongoing support. The information below will help you determine who to contact when you have questions.
Please direct all medical, medication, and therapy questions to your doctor's office. Your doctor has access to your medical records and history and can best diagnose any change in symptoms. Ask your doctor how to reach the on-call doctor for any medical concerns that arise after hours or on weekends.
Medtronic Patient Services
Call Medtronic Patient Services if you have questions regarding your drug delivery therapy or system. Note that as a medical device manufacturer, Medtronic can offer technical assistance when you have questions about or problems with your drug delivery therapy or system; however, Medtronic is not able to comment on your medical condition.
To reach Medtronic Patient Services, call toll-free: 800-510-6735 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CT.
Your doctor will give you manuals and guides to help you understand and use your therapy devices. For your convenience, they are also available for download.
If you would like another copy of the printed patient guide, call Medtronic Patient Services at 800-510-6735, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CT.
If you plan to travel, tell your doctor so you can be sure your pump has enough medicine. Notify your clinician of travel plans well in advance. Discuss how to coordinate pump refills and how a time zone change may affect your dosing schedule. Keep in mind it can take several weeks to coordinate a refill with a physician in a different location. Insurance coverage, physician consultation, and medication availability must also be coordinated.
Even if you don't need a refill while away from home, it's always a good idea to have handy the name of a doctor who manages targeted drug delivery patients in the area where you're traveling. You can get this information using our handy "Find a Doctor" locator on the right side of this page. Just enter the zip code of your travel location and the locater will list all nearby doctors who may be able to help you.
Carry your patient ID with you in your wallet or purse. It shows that you have an implanted medical device in case of an emergency, and you will need it when going through security at airports.
If you move, change doctors, or lose your ID card, there are two ways to update your information or request a replacement card.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.