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NADAmed Medical Database

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The intention behind the NADAmed medicine database is to provide both athletes and support staff with fast, easily accessible information on the doping-relevance of medicines. The database contains a selection of frequently prescribed medications, or those which are frequently inquired about. They are all without exception preparations that have been approved or registered in Germany by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM). The database does not include any medicines from other countries.

A listing of medicines about which the NADA has so far received inquiries and which are frequently prescribed forms the foundation for this database. It currently comprises just under 3,000 medications and active ingredients and is being continually expanded. The medicines listed have been chosen on a purely subjective basis. The aim is to primarily cover those preparations, which are in frequent use among athletes.

You will find here some general information on nutritional supplements, herbal medical products and homeopathic medicines, plus more useful notes on doping traps.

During national and international competitions, the applicable rules are those of the international federation concerned in each case. If in doubt, athletes should consult the federation's physician. During a doping test, an athlete should state all the medications he is taking. We would also draw athletes' attention to the fact that prescription-only medicines may be taken only in strict compliance with the instructions given by the physician prescribing them.

The WADA Code's International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE) permits athletes and their personal physicians to apply for a therapeutic use exemption, which allows them to use otherwise-prohibited active ingredients or methods for treating (chronic) diseases.