side effects & risks

Most frequent SIDE EFFECTS OF ITB1

Most frequent side effects:

  • Feeling lethargic (having no energy)
  • Headache, dizziness or light-headedness
  • Pain, fever or chills
  • Seizures
  • Tingling hands or feet
  • Problems with eyesight
  • Slurred speech
  • Insomnia
  • Breathing difficulties, pneumonia
  • Feeling confused, anxious, agitated or depressed
  • Low blood pressure (fainting)
  • Feeling or being sick, constipation and diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite, dry mouth or excessive saliva
  • Rash and itching, swelling of the face or hands and feet
  • Urinary incontinence, or problems when urinating
  • Cramps
  • Sexual problems in men (e.g., impotence)

most frequent side effects of idd with morphine2,3

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Shallow breathing
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Not knowing where you are (disorientation)
  • Itching
  • Sweating
  • Perception of seeing or hearing things (hallucinations)
  • Skin rash
  • Problems with urination
  • Impotence

Most frequent SIDE EFFECTS OF IDD WITH ZICONOTIDE4

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Rapid back-and-forth movement of the eyes
  • Loss or impairment of memory (forgetfulness)
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • General weakness
  • Drowsiness

PROCEDURE AND SYSTEM-RELATED RISKS

  • Surgical complications are possible and include pain, infection, bruising, bleeding, swelling, spinal fluid leak, headache, paralysis
  • Once the pump and the catheter are implanted, device complications may occur that require surgery to resolve. For further information, contact your healthcare professional

Please refer to the medicinal product’s patient information leaflet for a complete list of adverse events.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the  national reporting system.

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1

Baclofen Patient Leaflet, https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/1033/pil, accessed April 2020

2

Morphine, Patient leaflet, https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/5008/pil, accessed April 2020 

3

Kleinmann B et al. Intrathecal Opioid Therapy for Non-Malignant Chronic Pain: A Long-Term Perspective. Neuromodulation. 2017 Oct;20(7):719-726.

4

Ziconotide, Patient Leaflet, https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/215/pil, accessed April 2020