Medication and TUEs
Many of the substances on the Prohibited List are contained in everyday medicines. You must check whether any ingredients in a medicine are banned before you take it. Be particularly careful with cough and cold remedies. If you need to take a medicine which contains a Prohibited Substance then you will need a Therapeutic Use Exemption.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING IN YOUR BODY AT ALL TIMES – IGNORANCE IS NOT A DEFENCE.
Always check with your club doctor before taking any medication and check GlobalDRO.com.
Be very careful if using supplements – the industry is largely unregulated and you never know exactly what you are taking.
A supplement may contain a banned substance even if its label does not say so, as the supplement may be contaminated or may not have all of its ingredients listed on the label.
If you choose to use supplements then carry out research to minimise the risk of contamination.
Informed-Sport.com provides a testing and accreditation process for supplements. Supplements that have gone through this process will have the Informed-Sport logo but this is not a 100% guarantee that the supplement does not contain banned substances.
The FA’s Doping Control rules and procedures are put in place to ensure that no player can use a banned drug or treatment method to illegally improve their performance.