Checking Medications

The use of some medications is prohibited in sport. If you're an athlete and you get sick or injured or you need regular treatment for an ongoing condition, you need to check whether your medication is permitted in sport.

If it's not you'll need to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).  National and international athletes will need to apply for a TUE before they take any medication.

To check the status of a medication in sport, simply enter the medication name in the box below.

Please note:

  • This checking service is for prescribed or over-the-counter medications purchased or prescribed in New Zealand only. Formulations of medications sold overseas may be different.  To check medications gained from overseas refer to the travelling athletes section.
  • It is essential that you ensure that you use the correct spelling of the brand, medication name or medication ingredient.
  • Results are based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency's World Anti-Doping Code and the Prohibited List. 
  • Drug Free Sport NZ does not provide medical advice, treatment plans or recommend medications.
  • Drug Free Sport NZ endeavours to ensure that the information provided is up-to-date and accurate, but is not responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies.
  • This service is not for supplements, herbal products, traditional medicine or any nutritional products.  Click here for information on these types of products.

If you can't find your medication using the service below, please send fill in this form and we'll respond to you by email.

Type the name or part of the name of the drug and see if it comes up as an auto suggestion.