Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

Athletes who need to use a prohibited substance or method for medical reason can submit an application for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

The possibility of submitting a TUE application can only be considered if there is no allowed alternative to the prohibited substance or prohibited method. Hence, it is the applicant’s duty to ensure that corresponding medical clarifications have been conducted beforehand.

Depending on the sport, the testing pool and participation in international competitions, the TUE application must be submitted in advance either to the respective International Federation or to Antidoping Switzerland. Athletes who do not belong to any testing pool and who do not participate in international competitions may submit an TUE applications retroactively :