Below we've listed some common medical conditions. Click on the condition to check common medications used and whether they are permitted in sport.
If you're a medical professional treating an athlete, always make sure you check the status in sport of medications before you prescribe to a sportsperson. Even medications which do not appear to have “performance enhancing” effects may be prohibited in sport.
You can also check the satus of medications using our medication check or you can email us or call us on 0800 DRUGFREE (378 437) if you require any further information.
- Eczema and other skin conditions
- Headaches / pain / inflamation
- Cold and 'flu
Remember, if a treatment is prohibited in sport, then an athlete will need a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). Find out more about TUEs here.