Drug abuse in sport not only contravenes the spirit of fair competition,
it can also be dangerous to your health.
• Advise your doctor or pharmacist that you are an athlete subject
to drug testing and ask him/her to check all medications being
tr of intravenous infusions other than for legitimate medical
of a sample such as catheterisation or urine substitution. The
ampering or attempting to tamper to alter the integrity and val
0 prescribed to you to ensure they contain no banned substances.
Your doctor receives a monthly publication called MIMS. He/She can
check the status of your medication in this book.
• Do not take any medications given to you by others without checking
them first and establishing if they are permitted in your sport.
• Asthmatics, ensure that your medication is permitted and an
Abbreviated Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is obtained where
eductase inhibitors (e.g. finasteride).
7 required. A Standard TUE may be required in some cases.
• All insulin-dependent diabetics are required to apply for a standard
• You are advised to declare all medications at the time of a drug test.
• Some medications are available in different combinations; one may
be allowed, while another is banned (e.g. Anusol Suppositories are permitted, Anusol HC Suppositories are prohibited).
• Use of foreign medications is at the athlete’s own risk. Don’t assume
that brand names available abroad are the same as those at home e.g. Vicks Inhaler which is widely available in Ireland is permitted in sport. However some Vicks Inhalers available in the US contain
a prohibited substance. • If you suffer from a pre-existing condition (e.g. epilepsy, asthma,
diabetes), take a supply from Ireland of any medications you may need when you are travelling overseas. Remember, you may require
a TUE. Please check before you travel overseas.
• When travelling overseas, it is a good idea to take common
medications with you (e.g. painkillers, cold tablets, upset stomach medications). Make sure you check that these are all permitted before you leave.
• Some drugs may be banned by certain sports but not others
(e.g. alcohol, beta-blockers). Check with your National Governing Body
• Always check with your National Governing Body or the Irish Sports
ohibited in males only), and insulin.
• You can check the status of Irish medications on www.eirpharm.com
or for UK medications on www.didglobal.com.
• Ask your G.P. to check MIMS to see if your medication requires
a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). TUE forms can be downloaded
olone, stanozolol), Endogenous Anabolic Andr
from www.irishsportscouncil.ie or www.healthhub.ie.
WarningMedications prescribed by your doctor may contain prohibited
substances. Some vitamin, herbal and nutritional
substances/supplements may also contain prohibited substances,
such as Ma Huang, Chinese Ephedra. Use of all medications,
supplements and herbal products is at the athlete’s own risk.
Do not be misled by the term “natural” or that a product is specifically
The substances listed are only examples of substances permitted or
prohibited by WADA. It is not a comprehensive list. If in doubt check
with your doctor, pharmacist, governing body or with the Irish Sports
ed both in and out of competition. Please r
Examples of drugs permitted for use in sport by WADA
Paracetamol, codeine, dihydrocodeine, all Non-Steroidal
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs including ibuprofen, aspirin), local anaesthetics.
Loperamide, diphenoxylate, electrolyte replacement agents.
Stomach Upset, Nausea & Vomiting: Metoclopramide, domperidone, antacids
eatments: Oral Antihistamines such as loratidine or
cetirizine, Corticosteroid nasal sprays, nasal drops & eye drops.Kenalog and Depo-medrone when administered intramuscularly to prevent
e.g. modafinil, sibutramine, amphetamine and selegiline.
Theophylline, sodium cromoglycate, tiotropium bromide and
inhalers of salbutamol*, salmeterol*, beclomethasone*, fluticasone*,
Pseudoephedrine, xylometazoline nasal sprays, corticosteroid
All Vaccines including travel vaccines (eg yellow-fever, typhoid, Hepatitis A etc)
and influenza vaccines Coughs and Colds:
The majority of cough and cold preparations, including those
containing the decongestants pseudoephedrine and phenylpropanolamine are now
ohibited. Please note that some products available in
Northern Ireland e.g. Franol, Cam, Haymine, Do-Do Chesteze Tablets do contain
a prohibited substance (ephedrine) and are therefore prohibited.
oducts such as Preparation H® are permitted. Suppositories
containing steroids e.g. Anusol HC® Suppositories are prohibited. Skin Conditions: Dermatological preparations of glucocorticosteroids such as
itamin and Mineral Supplements: If a Vitamin or Mineral Supplement has a
Product Authorisation number (PA number) it can be checked on
m.com to see if it is permitted in sport. The presence of a PA number
on a product indicates that it has been assessed by the Irish Medicines Board for
quality, safety and efficacy. If it has no PA number the product cannot be checked
and therefore you use it at your own risk.
mation in this card is deliberately concise and is intended
. For an authoritative reference source consult the
World Anti-Doping Code and the 2007 Prohibited List which is available from the Irish Sports Council. All information correct at time of going to press.
This information in this card i s deliberately concise and is i nten de d to be used as a guide on ly. For an auth oritative reference so urce consu lt the World Anti-Doping Code and the 200 7 Prohibited List which is availa ble from the Irish Spo rts Cou ncil. Al l informatio n correct at time of going to pr ess.
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