Tramadol To Become A Banned Substance For Athletes In 2024

Pain relief medicine Tramadol will become a banned substance come January 1, 2024 and according to reports many players are said to have a dependency on the medication reports.

According to Health direct “Tramadol is an opioid medicine used for the short-term relief of moderate to severe pain. It is not usually recommended for the treatment of chronic(long-term) pain.”

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Tramadol to become a banned substance from next year.
Tramadol capsules

As a patient tramadol is only available with a prescription from your doctor.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is set to make opioid medicine Tramadol a banned substance from the start of next year.

The decision has caused a lot of stir across social media platforms, as athletes and health professionals believe that a lot of actors are dependent on the medication. And that of course will lead to so many athletes failing doping tests.

A former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland believes that a ban on the opioid medicine will lead to many players failing anti-doping tests.

Tramadol to become a banned substance next year

According to a report by Pulse Sports Nigeria, with the ban on Tramadol imminent, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has sent a warning to all footballers under their umbrella about the dangers of the drug.

“The concern we have is that there is an explicit acknowledgement that it is an addictive substance,” Ben Wright, a PFA chief, said, per the Athletic.

Alex Iwobi a Super Eagles player

“It’s habit-forming, it’s an opiate and it’s often referred to as being in the same family as heroin. It can sound like an extreme comparison, but it is fairly well accepted.”

In Kirkland’s opinion “Somebody is going to get caught.”

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“I’m glad this ban is happening because it’s a dangerous, dangerous drug. But you’re not going to eradicate it and somebody will fail a test; it’s inevitable. It’s going to be extremely tough for a lot of players because there will be many who rely on it.” chrisland added.

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