Asthma Management Handbook

Guide to use of asthma medicines in sport


Many sporting bodies have restrictions regarding the use of asthma medicines during competition. Anti-doping agencies provide information about which medicines are permitted and under which circumstances.

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Use of medicines in sport

Many sporting bodies require athletes to provide objective evidence of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction before they are permitted to use asthma medicines during competition.

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority provides information about Therapeutic Use Exemptions for athletes who require treatment with prohibited substances.

Anti-doping agencies

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is the Australian federal government statutory authority with a mission to protect Australia's sporting integrity through the elimination of doping. 

World Anti-Doping Agency

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international independent anti-doping agency composed of representatives from the Olympic movement and public authorities from around the world. Its mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide campaign for doping-free sport.