Checking medications and therapeutic use exceptions.

Here are a few tips and tricks to help Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel navigate the Prohibited List and be able to select medications that are safe to take within the context of sport:

  • Only the medical ingredient names are listed on the Prohibited List – not brand names
  • Always check dosage restrictions, route administration of the medicine and any limitations for the use of the drug based on gender
  • Check both over-the-counter and prescription medications before using them
  • Inform your medical professional that you are an athlete and subject to anti-doping regulations
  • Different substances take different amounts of time to leave your system – take that into account when taking substances prohibited in-competition
  • Be careful when substituting one brand of medication for another – they may contain different medical ingredients
  • Be careful when travelling – the same brand of a medication may contain different medical ingredients abroad
  • Regularly check for updates to the Prohibited List

For information about Therapeutic Use Exemptions please visit the relevant section on our website