Epidural infusions

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Your child needs medicine to manage pain. They may have an epidural infusion to get this medicine. This page explains what an epidural infusion is and what will happen when your child has one.

Key points

  • An epidural infusion uses a catheter to put pain medicine directly around the nerves of the spine.
  • Your child will be checked for any problems while they have the infusion.
  • An epidural infusion usually lasts from one to five days.
  • Most side effects from an infusion are not serious.
Last updated: April 4th 2024