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.

2015 SCB

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.
Global DRO


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