Prohibited List

The WADA Prohibited List

The WADA Prohibited List is the International Standard that identifies the substances and methods prohibited in- and out-of-competition. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is responsible for the preparation and publication of the List, which it updates every year effective January 1.

The 2022 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods remains in effect until December 31, 2022.

WADA’s Summary of Modifications and Explanatory Notes includes several changes, most notably an in-competition ban on all injectable routes of administration of glucocorticoids. To avoid an inadvertent doping violation, athletes should follow the minimum washout periods for glucocorticoids. Washout periods are expressed from the time of administration to the start of the in-competition period and are based on the maximum manufacturer’s licensed dosage for these medications.

The Monitoring program is a list of substances which are not on the Prohibited List, but which WADA wishes to monitor in order to detect patterns of misuse in sport. Please follow the link to view the substances on the 2022 Monitoring Program.

To verify the status of a substance or method on the WADA Prohibited List, contact:

  • Your local National Anti-Doping Organization (some NADOs offer online databases)
  • Your national sport federation, National Olympic Committee or a competent health professional in your country to find out what other resources are available.
  • Your physician or pharmacist

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