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A body implantable lead for the delivery of stimulation energy to a desired body site including a drug dispenser carried by the lead which retains a drug to be dispensed while allowing the dispensing of that drug at least adjacent the desired body stimulation site. The drug is retained in a cavity within the lead, in the form of a solid plug or a powder wherein the drug is compounded with an appropriate molecular sieve material. The drug is released only after the molecular sieves are activated by exposure to water. In those embodiments in which the molecular sieves take the form of a powder, the molecular sieves and drug may be conveniently loaded into the electrode, after manufacture and prior to implant.

Title
Drug dispensing body implantable lead employing molecular sieves and methods of fabrication
Application Number
6/706215
Publication Number
4577642
Application Date
February 27, 1985
Publication Date
March 25, 1986
Inventor
Kenneth B Stokes
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
John L Rooney
Joseph F Breimayer
Reed A Duthler
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/04
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