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S3. Beta-2 Agonists

If a Substance or Method is not defined in this list, please verify with your Anti-Doping Organization.

All selective and non-selective beta-2 agonists, including all optical isomers, are prohibited;

Including, but not limited to:

Except:

  • Inhaled salbutamol: maximum 1600 micrograms over 24 hours; in divided doses not to exceed 800 micrograms over 12 hours starting from any dose;
  • Inhaled formoterol: maximum delivered dose of 54 micrograms over 24 hours;
  • Inhaled salmeterol: maximum 200 micrograms over 24 hours.

The presence in urine of salbutamol in excess of 1000 ng/mL or formoterol in excess of 40 ng/mL is not consistent with therapeutic use of the substance and will be considered as an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) unless the Athlete proves, through a controlled pharmacokinetic study, that the abnormal result was the consequence of a therapeutic dose (by inhalation) up to the maximum dose indicated above.