Epilepsy

...and how MedicAlert can help you

In an emergency such as an epileptic fit (also known as epileptic seizures), it is important for you to receive the appropriate treatment for your needs to improve your comfort and recovery.

Wearing MedicAlert ensures first responders are aware of an existing diagnosis of epilepsy and can get you the right treatment quickly.

Through your MedicAlert record, they are also able to find your up to date emergency contact details and any medication you might be taking such as anti-convulsants.

During an emergency

MedicAlert supports you

By relaying information

To ensure fast accurate treatment

How does MedicAlert help?

MedicAlert supports you via our membership service and custom-made medical ID jewellery. Our jewellery enables emergency professionals to gain vital information from your secure emergency personal record.

MedicAlert membership costs only £32 per year; less than 10p per day, providing you with life-saving services and peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

  • MedicAlert jewellery is always worn on your pulse points, and the front of each disc carries our international medical symbol; this ensures it's spotted promptly in an emergency
  • The back of the MedicAlert disc would be engraved with 'Epilepsy' or 'History of Epilepsy', our emergency telephone number, any other conditions or information as well as your unique membership number used to identify your personal record
  • Your personal record is as unique as you, with the flexibility to hold a variety of information such as:
    • Health related conditions
    • Allergies
    • Medications
    • Scanned documents i.e. if you have an implant or pacemaker / ICD Advanced Decisions
    • Emergency contacts so your loved ones will be notified quickly

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Some facts about epilepsy

Facts and tips taken from Epilepsy Action and NHS UK

There are around 40 types of seizures you can have, and an individual can have more than one type
Having epilepsy does not always mean having seizures. Under treatment, nearly half of people with epilepsy are seizure free
In the UK, one in every 103 people have epilepsy, with 87 people being newly diagnosed every day
If you suspect someone is experiencing a tonic-clonic seizure, implementing ACTION will offer basic first aid

Member stories | Hypertension

Watch Andy's video as he tells us why he joined MedicAlert, and how it benefits him in his day to day life.

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Bespoke engraving

Every MedicAlert disc is custom engraved with your conditions or medications, each as unique as the individual.

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Peace of mind if you have Epilepsy

Becoming a MedicAlert member has many benefits, why not create a MyMedicAlert account today to discover what details we can store for you.

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