Advisory Notes

INTERPOL and WADA warn of potentially deadly diet drug

29 May 2015
The international policing organisation INTERPOL has issued a global alert, or Orange Notice, about 2, 4-dinitrophenal (DNP) after a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory received a sample of the drug following a seizure in Australia.

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HAY FEVER POLICY (Glucocorticosteroid Injections)

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Committee Policy on Glucocorticosteroid Injections for Hay Fever
(updated 14th April 2015)

Depo-Medrone (Methylprednisolone) and Kenalog* (Triamcinolone) administered by intra-muscular injection as treatment for hay fever are prohibited in sport and therefore their use requires the athlete and their physician to strictly adhere to the TUE Policy.

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Xenon Gas

(July 2014)
Xenon and Argon gases to be added to the 2014 WADA Prohibited List

Sport Ireland would like to alert the Irish sport community that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has made amendments to Section S.2.1 of the 2014 Prohibited List.

Effective September 1, 2014, hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) activators xenon and argon will be prohibited in and out of competition. For more information on the amendment, please download the following document:

Changes to the WADA Prohibited List from September 2014

For the revised 2014 Prohibited List, visit www.wada-ama.org/en/Science-Medicine/Prohibited-List
Athletes are responsible for any prohibited substances that may be found in their sample. Sport Ireland advises that athletes check all medications on the eirpharm Website please see below.
Eirpharm (www.eirpharm.com)

Hayfever Policy (Glucocorticosteroid Injections)
Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Committee Policy on Glucocorticosteroid Injections for Hay Fever

(updated 25th April 2014)

Depo-Medrone (Methylprednisolone) and Kenalog* (Triamcinolone) administered by intra-muscular injection as treatment for hay fever are prohibited in sport and therefore their use requires the athlete and their physician to strictly adhere to the TUE Policy. The TUE Policy is available at http://www.irishsportscouncil.ie/Anti-Doping/Athlete-Zone/Therapeutic-Use-Exemptions-/.

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Advisory Note: Illegal Stimulant Methlyhexanamine
August (2012)
The Irish Sports Council today issued an advisory notice to athletes on the use of supplements following the recent case of an Irish Soccer player who has been sanctioned for the presence of methylhexanamine after taking the supplement Jack3D and also a case in Rugby in autumn 2011. Of particular concern to the ISC is the anecdotal evidence of widespread use in team sports in Ireland.

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Pseudoephedrine
Pseudoephedrine January 2010: Pseudoephedrine on the 2010 Prohibited List
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) reintroduced pseudoephedrine to the Prohibited List in 2010. Pseudoephedrine is found in many over-the-counter medicines used as cough and cold remedies, hayfever and decongestant treatments.
It is Prohibited In-Competition at urinary concentrations >150 mg/mlPseudoephedrine

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