What information should I engrave on my medical ID tag?

A medical ID bracelet can be a lifesaving device. Medical emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. Our medical ID tags may alert caregivers and first responders to your needs, potentially allowing them to treat you quickly and effectively. All of your vital medical and contact information is custom engraved on your medical ID tag for the EMT to take immediate action with your treatment. It is important to engrave the pertinent information that would be helpful to an Emergency Technician or first responder in the event that you are unable to communicate for yourself.
We recommend that you consult with your primary physician or health care provider to see what they feel is important for you to have custom engraved on your medical ID tag. Or, feel free to call us at 1-800-360-8680, and we will be happy to help you with your engraving.
Our Lauren's Hope custom-engraved medical ID tags, bracelets, and necklaces typically hold up to 5 lines of engraved text with 20 spaces or characters on each line.

Here is the basic information we recommend:

Your First and Last Name
Medical Condition(s)
Food or Drug Allergies
Emergency Contact Number with area code
Emergency Contact Number with area code


If you have Diabetes, be sure to identify the type. It is important to indicate if you are insulin dependent, on an insulin pump or on medications. This will help the emergency personnel to properly diagnose your condition and expedite your treatment.
John Doe
Insulin Dependent
Mom 555-555-1212
Dr. 555-121-1212
Jane Doe
Diabetes Type II
John 555-555-1212
Mom 555-333-1212
Dr. 555-232-1111
Jane Doe
Insulin Pump
Mom 555-555-1122
Dad 555-444-1122


If you have had gastric bypass surgery or lap band surgery it is important to wear a medical ID bracelet to alert emergency technicians that you cannot have a blind NG tube inserted. Here is what we recommend for gastric bypass patients.
Jane Doe
Gastric ByPass 1/12 (month and year of your surgery)
No Blind NG Tube
No NSAIDS/ No Sugars
Dr. 555-555-1212


Allergies encompass a wide range of symptoms and affect people differently. The severity of allergic reactions can depend on the allergen type, the level of exposure and each individual's immune response. If you have a severe allergy, it is important to notify emergency personnel so that they can react and administer treatment quickly. Here are some samples of how to engrave a tag for allergies.
John Doe
Severe PCN Allergy
Give Epi Pen
Mom 555-555-1212
Dr. 555-323-2323
Jane Doe
Severe allergy to
Peanuts and Tree Nuts
Carries Epi Pen
Mom 555-555-1212
John Doe
Allergies to Sulfa,
PCN, Amoxicillin
Carol 555-555-1212
Dr. 555-111-1212

Listed below are the proper spellings for common conditions, medications, and allergies.

Common Conditions

  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Alzheimer's
  • Angina
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cataracts
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Contact Lenses
  • COPD
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Glaucoma
  • Heart Patient
  • Hemophilia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypertension
  • Lupus
  • Lymphedema
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pacemaker
  • Parkinson's
  • Renal Failure
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Stent Implant
  • Vision Impaired
  • von Willebrand's

Common Allergies

  • Aspirin
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Bee Stings
  • Cephalexin
  • Cephalosporin
  • Clindamycin
  • Codeine
  • Contrast Dye
  • Doxycycline
  • Erythromycin
  • Fentanyl
  • Iodine
  • Latex
  • Lidocaine
  • Morphine
  • Morphine Sulfate
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Novocaine
  • Peanut/Tree Nut
  • Penicillin
  • Phenergan
  • Prinzide
  • Robinul
  • Shellfish
  • Stadol
  • Succinylcholine
  • Sulfa
  • Tetracycline
  • Versed
  • Wasp Stings

Common Medications

  • Accupril
  • Altace
  • Amaryl
  • Atenolol
  • Avapro
  • Captopril
  • Cefzil
  • Cellcept
  • Celebrex
  • Coumadin
  • Depakote
  • Desmopressin
  • Dexamethasone
  • Diflucan
  • Digoxin
  • Dilaudid
  • Diovan HCT
  • Dyazide
  • Effexor
  • Enalapril Maleate
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Glipizide
  • Glucophage
  • Glucophage XL
  • Glucophage XR
  • Glucovance
  • Glyburide
  • Glucotrol
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hyzaar
  • Imuran
  • Isosorbide
  • Levoxyl
  • Lipitor
  • Lisinopril
  • Metoprolol
  • Metformin HCL
  • Nortriptyline
  • Plavix
  • Prednisone
  • Prilosec
  • Prograf
  • Sodium Pentothal
  • Spironolactone
  • Synthroid
  • Trileptal
  • Verapamil
  • Zestoretic
  • Zocor
  • Zyprexa