Medications

Medication

Checking Medications:

Some medications contain prohibited substances. Before using any medication, whether prescribed by a GP, bought over the counter in a Pharmacy or even straight from a supermarket shelf, it is vital that players check whether they contain prohibited substances. 

The advice from UK Anti-Doping is to check every single substance or medication before you use it, even if you have used it before. It is also important to remember that medications bought abroad may contain different substances than those in the UK and you should always check before you take them

To quickly and easily check the status of your medications purchased or prescribed in the UK, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Australia or Japan use GlobalDRO.

If your medication is prohibited and no legitimate alternative is available you may require a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) to be compliant with the anti-doping regulations.

Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs):

Players in the LTA TUE pool or in the ITF Tennis Anti-Doping Programme are required to proactively submit a TUE before they use a prohibited medication for a legitimate medical condition. If this is the case please contact the LTA Chief Medical Officer for further information and advice.

All other players are required to submit a TUE retrospectively (after use) within 10 working days following a drug test. For further information contact UK Anti-Doping.