Overview

An implantable pump is connected to a thin, flexible tube that releases the pain medication directly into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord, in an area called the intrathecal space. Because targeted drug delivery releases small amounts of medication, pain can be controlled with a fraction of the oral medication dose. Most people experience fewer and more tolerable side effects versus oral dosing.

Components of Targeted Drug Delivery

  • SynchroMed™ II pump: a programmable pump that accurately delivers pain medicine per the dosing instructions provided by your physician
  • Catheter: a think, flexible tube that connects to the pump and delivers medication
  • myPTM™ Personal Therpay Manager: This optional handheld device may be prescribed to help you manage unpredictable pain

Benefits of potential targeted drug delivery

  • Improved ability to function
  • Effective pain relief
  • Fewer side effects compared to oral medication
  • Personalization – myPTM™ Personal Therapy Manager allows you to manage your own pain by delivering a dose of medication within your doctors pre-set limits
  • Surgically reversible