therapeutic use exemption


Some athletes may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications. If the medicine that the athlete must take to treat her disease or condition is on the Prohibited List, she can request a Theraopers Use Authorization (TUE) to take the necessary medicine.

The purpose of the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE) is to ensure that the TUE granting process is harmonized across sports and countries.

The “At a Glance” collection created by WADA features guides on specific topics. Learn more about TUEs by clickin on the image.


Ask your doctor to fill out the TUE form and send it along with the medical record to


Once a TUE is requested, a panel of experts selected by the RADO-CAM will review your request and grant the TUE if:

The RADO-CAM will notify you whether or not you can take the requested medication. In the event of a denied request, you will be informed of the reasons. You have the right to appeal the decision.

TUE checklists

WADA has produced a series of TUE checklists to provide guidance and support to athletes, their physicians, and national anti-doping organizations during the TUE process.

These checklists are based on WADA published guidelines for physicians, cover the most common conditions, and describe the requirements for completing TUE forms, including the medical evidence that must be submitted along with the forms.

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