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 current Prohibited List will remain in effect until December 31, 2020.

As of January 1, 2021, the 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods comes into effect.

For more information on the 2021 Prohibited List, please visit the WADA media advisory.

WADA Prohibited List Q&A

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 2020 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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