Checking Your Medication

Check the prohibited status of your medication on the following websites:

The World Anti-Doping Agency Publishes 2019 Prohibited List

The 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available. It is effective from 1 January 2019. 

“The athlete is responsible and strictly liable whenever a prohibited substance is found in their bodily specimen.’” – This is the ‘Strict Liability’ Clause in the WADA Code.

Other more technical changes are detailed throughout the List and athletes and support personnel are encouraged to makes themselves familiar with these.

The complete Prohibited List, along with questions, answers and information on the monitoring programme can be found on WADA’s website:

Don’t forget…

Pseudoephedrine is still prohibited in-competition at urinary concentrations >150 micrograms/ml.  Pseudoephedrine is found in many over-the-counter medicines available in pharmacies, including multi-ingredient products used as cough and cold remedies, hayfever and decongestant treatments.

Methylhexaneamine also remains on the Prohibited List as a specified substance.  This stimulant is known by other chemical names such as DMAA, Forthan, Floradrene, ‘geranium oil’ or ‘geranium root extract’ and is often marketed as a nutritional supplement.

Note: (Recreational drugs including cannabis are prohibited and tested for in-competition)

Find further information on the medication webpage