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Medications - Blood thinners

Why should someone using blood thinners wear a MedicAlert medical ID ?

Blood thinners are used to prevent blood clots. They're often used to treat irregular heartbeats, cardiac conditions and hereditary blood clotting disorders. Blood thinner treatments can be life-long. If you have a medical emergency, blood thinners can cause substantial bleeding and interact badly with common medications like antibiotics and over the counter medications (e.g. Advil® & Tylenol®). It is critical for paramedics and doctors to know you're taking a blood thinner. Let MedicAlert speak for you when you can't. Sign Up

How does MedicAlert work for people using blood thinners?

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 60 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.