Therapeutic Use Exemption

FAMA is aware that Muaythai athletes may be subject to an illness or medical condition which requires them to take specific medications.

Prescribed medications may sometimes contain ingredients or happen to be on the annual WADA Prohibited List. The athlete must be aware if this is the case, and complete a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) application in order to receive authorization to take the necessary medicine.

Authorization will be granted if the TUE application criteria are met, for example: showing that there is a serious health concern if the athlete does not take the medication, showing that the medication will not enhance the athlete’s sporting performance, and showing that no alternative medication or treatment can be used.

A TUE may be granted either by FAMA (the International Federation) or the National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) of the country to which the athlete belongs.

To download the IFMA Therapeutic Use Exemption form click here.

For a complete Q & A on Therapeutic Use Exemptions, please visit the WADA website:

The international events for 2017 in which FAMA athletes with medical requirements will be expected to submit TUEs are:

1. IFMA World Championships 2017 (3-13 MAY, BLR)

2. IFMA Youth World Championships 2017 (3-11 AUG, THA)

3. European Championships 2017 (TBC OCT, FRA)