Determine If You Need a Therapeutic Use Exemption TUE FAQs
1.
Research your medication using Global DRO and note the status, route, and WADA classification. For athletes not in a testing pool, it's important to note the difference between substances which are prohibited only during competition and those substances which are prohibited at all times.
2.  Determine your competition level and testing pool status.
3.  Consult the table below to determine the requirements for that substance based on your competition level.
DETERMINE IF YOU NEED A Therapeutic Use Exemption
Athlete Category The substance is PROHIBITED In-Competition Only The substance is PROHIBITED at all times including
Out-of-Competition
Not Prohibited In or Out of Competition
International Federation Registered Testing Pool
(or any athlete competing in an Internationally sanctioned event)
You need a TUE prior to using any prohibited substance or method. You need a TUE prior to using any prohibited substance or method. No Action
USADA Registered Testing Pool
You need a TUE prior to using any prohibited substance or method. You need a TUE prior to using any prohibited substance or method. No Action
All other athletes not in a testing pool
(Non-National Level Athletes)

A TUE is not needed in advance of a competition for only those substances which are prohibited only during competition.


Why Not

 
A TUE is needed prior to using any prohibited-at-all-times substance with the following exceptions:

1 - Diuretics and masking agents
2 - Beta-2 agonists
3- Insulin (If you have been diagnosed with insulin-dependent diabetes.)

Why?

No Action