Checking medications

Many medications contain substances which are on the Prohibited List and are therefore banned in sport so athletes need to be careful about what they take.

Coaches can help athletes by:

  • stressing to athletes that they need to let medical professionals know that they could be drug tested
  • highlighting the importance of checking medications to see whether they are prohibited in sport
  • helping athletes understand and follow the Therapeutic Use Exemption process if they need to take a medication that contains a prohibited substance.

You can check out the status of some common medications here or you can use our check our medications database for more specific information.