Prevalence of tramadol findings in urine samples obtained in competition / Joao Gabriel Baltazar‐Martins, Maria del Mar Plata, Jesús Muñoz‐Guerra, Gloria Muñoz, Daniel Carreras, Juan Del Coso. - (Drug Testing and Analysis (2019) 8 February).
- PMID: 30735314.
- DOI: 10.1002/dta.2575
Tramadol drew the attention of anti-doping authorities because this analgesic, used to treat moderate to severe pain,might alsoproduce several drawbacks such as dizziness, loss of alertness, and drowsiness that could affect the athletes’ safety. The current letter presents an analysis of samples measured in the Madrid Doping Control Laboratory and the results of the 2017 Monitoring Program report. Both analyses reveal that tramadol is being abused in some sports, particularly cycling.