Therapeutic Use Exemption - Procedures


To whom does this apply? 

Athletes who have been identified as included in FINA’s Registered Testing Pool and athletes who participate in FINA competitions, may only obtain therapeutic use exemptions in accordance with the rules of FINA.

Please note that the use of oral or intravenous glucocorticosteroids in the emergency treatment of asthma requires a TUE Application Form.


Asthma Medication TUE REQUIRED
Advair (flucticasone and salmeterol) NO
Bricanyl (terbutaline) YES
Formoterol NO
Salbutamol (albuterol)* NO
Salmeterol NO
Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) NO
*when administered by inhalation, and
below a urinary threshold of 1000ng/mL


The Therapeutic Use Exemption Application Form 2012 in available to download here: TUE Formalt


For further information
 please contact the FINA Office, your national federation or consult the following:


•    World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List 

•    WADA Medical Guidelines for Asthma

•    WADA International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions