September 26, 2023

Tramadol prohibited from 2024

Tramadol will be prohibited from in-competition use from 1 January 2024.

From 1 January 2024, the drug tramadol will be prohibited in-competition. Any athlete found to be using tramadol in-competition, faces the prospect of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation and a ban from the sport. 

What is tramadol?

Tramadol is an opiate analgesic (a prescription drug usually prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain), and it can only be obtained in the UK as a prescription-only medicine. The concern with tramadol is the misuse of the drug, and the risks of physical dependence, opiate addiction, and possible overdose.

What should I do if I use tramadol?

For those athletes who may be using tramadol, UKAD would suggest that they speak to their doctor about requesting alternative pain medication that is permitted in sport. 

Archery GB and UKAD would like your support to reach the members of our sport to share this important message and update.

Visit UK Anti-Doping website to learn more.

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