MSC consulted with Medical Advisory Committee and MedicAlert Canada to establish a standard engraving and wallet card protocol for Mastocytosis patients in Canada.  These protocols will help newly diagnosed patients and MedicAlert Canada understand the priorities for managing emergencies related to our disorder.  These protocols enable MedicAlert to advise Paramedics and other Medical Emergency personnel of the correct procedures and cautions to help them save your life, wherever you are in Canada.  Until emergency medical professionals learn about this disorder, having a MedicAlert membership will close this knowledge gap and protect you while guiding those who are trying to save you.

This protocol applies mainly to newly diagnosed patients. As we all learn after years of living with our disorder, we may have alternate or additional details for engraving on MedicAlert emergency identification tags. 

MedicAlert Bracelet Engraving numbered by line:

  • Line 1 CALL NOW
  • Line 2 MASTOCYTOSIS
  • Line 3 ANAPHYLAXIS
  • Line 4 DRUG ALLERGIES
  • Line 5 NEEDS EPIPEN


MedicAlert Wallet Card will state Caution with the following drugs: -

  • Analgesics (NSAIDS, Morphine, Codeine)
  • Ester Local Anesthetics
  • Antibiotics (Vancomycin, Polymyxin B, Amphotericin)
  • Alpha and Beta Blockers
  • Muscle Relaxants (Succinylcholine, Atracurium)
  • Dextran, Dextromethorphan, Quinine, Preservatives
  • Other triggers to avoid: - Foods, insect stings, alcohol


We encourage all MSC members to register with MedicAlert Canada.  Please note the cost of MedicAlert may be covered under some private drug plans.

As a registered MedicAlert member, you will be able to utilize their electronic records no matter where you are in Canada.  They will speak for you when you are unable or not in company of your caregiver.  Please remember to update your MedicAlert records whenever your medications, known triggers, next of kin, physicians, or address/phone numbers change.