Athletes can only get a TUE if there is no unfair advantage from taking the substance or using the method.
Criteria for determining whether a TUE is granted are defined by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The criteria are:
1. Check the substance you plan to take online or call 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232) if you do not have internet access.
2. If the substance is prohibited, talk to your doctor to see if there is a permitted alternative.
3. If the substance is only prohibited in-competition, ask your doctor if the substance will still be in your system by the time you are competing. If the substance will still be in your system, you will need a TUE (see 4).
Note: Different substances take different amounts of time to clear an athlete’s system. You should always check with your doctor to see if the substance will still be in your system. Athletes should also be careful with supplements – read ASADA’s warning on supplements here.
4. If the substance is prohibited out-of-competition, or if the substance is prohibited in-competition and may be in your system when you compete, apply for a TUE.
If you have any questions, please contact ASDMAC on 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232) or at email@example.com