Headaches / Pain / Inflamation
Even some common over-the-counter medications may be prohibited in sport. Athletes need to check every medication they take, even if it's for something as common as a headache.
Below we've listed some common medications taken for headaches, pain and inflamation and their status in sport.
|Permitted in Sport||Prohibited in Competition|
|Non steroidal anti-inflamatories (NSAIDs)||
All medications that contain morphine
*Some sports may have additional regulations i.e. cycling
Oral and systemic glucocorticoids