What is the Prohibited List?
The Prohibited List in force identifies substances and methods prohibited in-competition, at all times (i.e. in- and out-of-competition) and in particular sports. Substances and methods are classified by categories (e.g. steroids, stimulants, masking agents). The list is updated annually following an extensive consultation process facilitated by WADA.
It is each athlete’s responsibility to ensure that no prohibited substance enters his/her body and that no prohibited method is used.
Click here for an explanation on the legitimate medical use as well as some of the health and safety risks associated with substances and methods included on the Prohibited List.
Note: Beta-blockers (P1) are prohibited in-competition only in the sport of Golf. Beta-blockers including, but not limited to: Acebutolol; Alprenolol; Atenolol; Betaxolol; Bisoprolol; Bunolol; Carteolol; Carvedilol; Celiprolol; Esmolol; Labetalol; Metipranolol; Metoprolol; Nadolol; Oxprenolol; Pindolol; Propranolol; Sotalol; Timolol.
Useful Online Databases*
The following online country-specific drug reference databases are also available for checking the status of a medication bought in that country.
- GlobalDRO* (for Canada, UK, USA, Switzerland, Japan, Australia and New Zealand)
- GlobalDRO link to other countries’ online databases*
* Important note: the IGF and WADA do not take responsibility for the information provided on these websites.