This booklet is a quick and printable reference on the status in sport of a selection of medications avaialble in Canada. It should be used in conjunction with the Global DRO.
Download the 2015 Substance Classification Booklet
Revised for this year with new sections for:
- Medications for common ailments
- Ingredients by status
- Medical exemption decision-making tool (Canada Games athletes, please use the Medical Exemption Wizard)
You should know:
- The 2015 Substance Classification Booklet is reflective of the 2015 WADA Prohibited List.
- The information in this publication is provided for reference purposes only.
- The status is based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, the international standard that defines the substances and methods that are prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition,and in particular sports.
- This is a non-exhaustive list of Canadian medications. It should not be used for verifying brand-name medications procured overseas.
- Always make sure the name on the label of the medication matches the name in this booklet exactly.
- Brand names are in bold, while ingredient names are written in normal text. For each brand name, the ingredients are listed (in parentheses).
- Generic medications are often named by the abbreviation of the company followed by the chemical name of the substances. For example: Apo-, CO-, Gen-, Mylan-, Novo-, Nu-, PMS-, Ran, Rho-, Riva- ,Sandoz and Taro-. For instance, Apo-Salbutamol is salbutamol.