Anti-Doping - Therapeutic Use Exemptions

Players who are affected by a condition which requires them to take medication containing a prohibited substance may apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) provided they can provide the necessary medical certification.

If you think that you may be in this category, you should seek advice your doctor or from Scottish Rugby. 

Asthma sufferers should note that use of salbutamol, salmetorol or formoterol inhalers such as Ventolin, Serevent, Foradil or Oxis within the recommended dosage levels is no longer prohibited. However, a TUE is still required for terbutaline based inhalers such as Bricanyl and this will require a Bronchodilator or Bronchoprovocation test result. 

TUE forms can be downloaded via the links below and should be submitted to the SRU at [email protected] for processing via UKAD or the IRB as appropriate.

Forms and more information

Standard TUE Form

Beta 2 Agonist TUE Form (for terbutaline based inhalers)

Further information on the TUE process can be found by following these links:

UK Anti-Doping Procedures Guide for Sport

International Standard for TUEs