Many asthmatic medications such as pseudoefedrine (in DUACT) and different inhalers are performance-enhancing-performance drugs. I have heard cases where athletes have forgotten to inform officials that they need to use certain drugs and false alerts about doping positivity. So

How do competitive runners with asthma handle doping tests?


There is the national level and the international level. IAAF has forms by which athletes can send exemption forms.


  1. IAAF Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) Application Form here

  2. Cardiovascular evaluation of athletes - IAAF

  • This has been a hot-button issue of late because the abuse of TUEs is seen as an area where athletes may be circumventing doping rules.
    – pjmorse
    Oct 26 '16 at 17:25

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