Doping Test Reveals High Concentrations of Salbutamol in a Swiss Track and Field Athlete

  title={Doping Test Reveals High Concentrations of Salbutamol in a Swiss Track and Field Athlete},
  author={C. Schweizer and M. Saugy and M. Kamber},
  journal={Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine},
  • C. Schweizer, M. Saugy, M. Kamber
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
  • Beta-2 agonists are on the list of prohibited substances in sport. Salbutamol by inhalation is permitted to treat allergic asthma, and/or exercise-induced asthma or exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. If the level of salbutamol in urine exceeds 1000 ng/mL, the result is considered as a doping violation with an anabolic steroid. We report a case of a track and field athlete who tested well above this limit during a competition. He had a valid therapeutic use exemption for the use of salbutamol… CONTINUE READING
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