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Medications - Immunosuppressants

Why should someone using immunosuppressants wear a MedicAlert medical ID ?

Immunosuppressants are used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ and to treat autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. While on immunosuppressive medication, you're more likely to contract life-threatening infections. Immunosuppressants can interact with other medications (e.g. Cardizem, Clarithromycyn). This may affect the way the drugs work or may increase the chance of experiencing side effects. If you have a medical emergency, paramedics and doctors need to know about your medication and condition to avoid infections and other side effects. Always wear your MedicAlert ID bracelet so that no matter what, MedicAlert is ready to speak for you.  Sign Up

How does MedicAlert work for people using immunosuppressants?

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.