Cold and 'flu

Colds and 'flus are common conditions and athletes need to be aware that even some common over-the-counter medications are prohibited in sport.

If athletes need a medication which is prohibited in sport, they'll need to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption.

Permitted in Sport Prohibited in Competition
  • Phenylephrine  (e.g. Lemsip, Maxiclear)                                                   
  • Paracetamol (e.g. Panadol)
  • Pseudoephedrine
    (Only ever take the recommended dose and stop using this medication at least 24 hours before competition)
  • Morphine based cough syrup (e.g. Gees Linctus)