This section of the prohibited list will be the most common section where athletes have a genuine condition and need to take these substances. In order for an athlete to safely use such substances, they must seek a Therapeutic Exemption Use (TUE) from the correct authority.
If you believe that there is no alternative to the medication that you are taking, you need to contact your national governing body. Below is what is stated by UK Anti Doping Agency (UKAD) as to what exemption you need to apply for.
For beta-2 agonists and terbutaline, the following documentation is required:
- A complete and legible beta2 agonist application form
- Lung function test results
- Justification from the prescribing physician as to why permitted alternatives cannot be used