Protecting the Right to Enjoy Doping-Free Sport


2015 Prohibited List Published by World Anti-Doping Agency

WADA President Sir Craig Reedie speaking at the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport

WADA President Sir Craig Reedie speaking at the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport
(Credit: Getty)

The 2015 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods has been issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and will come into force on 1 January 2015, at the same time as the revised World Anti-Doping Code.

The Prohibited List specifies substances and methods prohibited in sport, and is the single list for organisations that have adopted the Code.

The 2015 List sees a number of small changes, which include:

In- and Out-of-Competition


S1: Anabolic Agents
• An example of a testosterone metabolite (5β-androstane-3α,17β-diol) has been added
• The names of some substances have been changed to reflect current scientific nomenclature

S2: Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances and Mimetics
• The ESA subsection has been expanded
• The hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) stabiliser section has been expanded, for example cobalt has been added (NB: Xenon and argon were added as HIF activators in September 2014)
• Examples of chorionic gonadotrophin, luteinising hormone, and corticotrophin releasing factors have been included
• The growth hormone releasing factors section has been expanded
• The title of S2 has been changed to reflect the presence of mimetics within the group

S4: Hormone and Metabolic Modulators
• The description of AMPK activators has been updated to reflect current scientific nomenclature

S5: Diuretics and Masking Agents
• The title and subsequent paragraphs have been modified by the removal of the word “other” to reflect that diuretics are not only masking agents but can also be abused for other purposes
• The last paragraph regarding TUE implications has been reworded for clarity

M2: Chemical and Physical Manipulation
• The term ‘surgical procedures’ has been added for clarity




S6: Stimulants
• Trimetazidine has been moved to S.4.5.c as it is pharmacologically classified as a modulator of cardiac metabolism
• Topical/ophthalmic imidazole derivatives have been mentioned as exceptions to the S6 category
• Phenmetrazine has been moved from section 6.a-6.b to reflect its metabolism into fenbutrazate (which is already listed in 6.b)
• The phenylethylamine family are now specifically listed in this section

S9: Glucocorticoids
• Glucocorticosteroids has been renamed glucocorticoids to reflect correct scientific nomenclature


Sport Specific


P1: Alcohol
• The World Karate Federation (WKF) has been removed

P2: Beta-Blockers
• The World Underwater Federation (WUF) has been added


Monitoring Program


• The out-of-competition monitoring of pseudoephedrine (above 150mg/ml) has ceased
• To detect potential patterns of abuse telmisartan and mildronate have been added to the 2015 Monitoring Program


UKAD will be contacting relevant stakeholders to ensure that appropriate communication of these changes occurs in advance of 1 January 2015.

To view the 2015 Prohibited List, please click on the PDF link below:


2015 Prohibited List