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Medications - Beta blockers

Why should someone using beta blockers wear a MedicAlert medical ID?

Beta blockers are drugs that are prescribed to treat many different types of conditions, including high blood pressure, angina, some abnormal heart rhythms, heart attack, anxiety, glaucoma, and overactive thyroid symptoms. Side effects include depression, confusion, dizziness and hallucinations. They may also cause shortness of breath in asthmatics, low or high blood glucose and may also mask the symptoms of low blood glucose in diabetic patients. It is important for paramedics and doctors to know you're taking beta blockers. Let your MedicAlert ID speak for you when you can't. Sign Up

How does MedicAlert work for people using beta blockers?

Your MedicAlert medical ID bracelet is just what it sounds like: a medical alert to any paramedics or doctors who might be trying to save you in an emergency. Awareness of your condition can save you when every second counts.

Doctors often recommend that people wear an official MedicAlert ID bracelet. As a charity, we’ve been the trusted emergency information experts in Canada for over 55 years. Only MedicAlert ensures your bracelet is custom engraved in standard medical language reviewed by MedicAlert's medically trained specialists, and includes a 24/7 hotline to answer emergency questions from paramedics and emergency responders.

In fact, your MedicAlert medical ID works even when you're traveling. Our exclusive hotline specialists pick up the phone to take calls from paramedics in over 140 languages.

What types of medical IDs does MedicAlert have?

Your MedicAlert ID can be a bracelet, necklace, watch, wristband, and more. Our materials include gold, silver, stainless steel, and more. Browse our styles of MedicAlert ID jewellery for men, women and children.