Can I take part if I'm not on medication?
This varies for each medical trial depending on what medication you are on and the trial design.
Each clinical trial has different requirements for volunteers. Most healthy volunteer trials require just that – healthy volunteers – and therefore if you are taking long-term medication, you may not be suitable. Often if you are on short-term treatment, for example, a week of antibiotics for a throat infection, you would be able to take part once you have finished the course of medicine and the condition it was treating has cleared up.
However, research is also conducted in patient groups who may need to take medication to manage their condition. In this case it will depend on the trial requirements, but the trial will often be designed to allow patients to still take their normal medicines.
As this changes from trial to trial, please contact our recruitment team and they can discuss what clinical trials will work for you.