Should I list allergies on my medical ID?

Yes. Allergic reactions to drugs, foods and insects can cause serious medical problems. A medical ID informs medical personnel of an allergy, allowing for rapid response to end the reaction.

Allergens are numerous, some common examples:

  • Anticonvulsants: Tegretol, Dilantin
  • Aspirin: Anacin, Excedrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxyn
  • Barbiturates: Phenobarbital
  • Antibiotics: Penicillin, Sulfa, Cephalosporins, Mycins
  • Narcotics: Codeine, Morphine, Demerol
  • Others: Dairy Products, Horse Serum, Insect Stings, Latex, Lidocaine, Novocaine, Nuts, X-Ray Dye