Maskeert furosemide dopinggebruik?

Translated title of the contribution: Can furosemide mask the use of performance-enhancing drugs?

David J. Brinkman*, Jelle Tichelaar, Michiel A. van Agtmael

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Furosemide is included in the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) list of prohibited substances because it can be used by athletes to mask the presence of performance-enhancing drugs in urine and/or excrete water for rapid weight loss. But how effective is furosemide in masking prohibited substances in urine? Based on the pharmacology and the available literature, we conclude that the masking effect of furosemide is limited. Furosemide is a doping agent that is mainly relevant for sports with weight categories.

Translated title of the contributionCan furosemide mask the use of performance-enhancing drugs?
Original languageDutch
Article numberD5915
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2021

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