Intrathecal Infusion Pump Clonidine

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Pain Pump Alert: Potential Problem With Medtronic SynchroMed II Pump

Last Friday Medtronic, Inc. issued an urgent alert regarding potential battery problems with their SynchroMed® II Implantable Drug Infusion Pump. 

In a small percentage of the pumps, a film can form within the pump battery that may impact performance.  According to the company, this can lead to the sudden loss of drug therapy and the return of pain symptoms and/or withdrawal symptoms.   

Patients receiving intrathecal baclofen therapy are at risk for baclofen withdrawal syndrome, which...

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