New 2023 Prohibited List

An updated version of the Prohibited List – the list that indicates which substances and methods are prohibited in sport, and when – has been newly published.

The new version of the list, which is updated annually by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), comes into effect on 1 January, 2023.

Whether you’re an athlete, coach, member of medical personnel or anyone else who is subject to the WADA anti-doping rules, it’s important to know the changes to the list:

Changes for 2023

While there are no major changes this year, further examples of prohibited substances have been added to the list, under various categories.

It’s important to note that these are not new substances being added to the list for the first time, but additional examples of substances that are already prohibited.

Anabolic Agents:

  • Androst-4-ene-3,11,17-trione (11-ketoandrostenedione, adrenosterone)
  • 17ɑ-methylepithiostanol (epistane)
  • Ractopamine
  • S-23
  • YK-11

Hormone and Metabolic Modulators:

  • Apitegromab

Diuretics and Masking Agents:

  • Torasemide

Manipulation of Blood and Blood Components:

  • Voxelotor


  • 1,3-dimethylamylamine (1,3 DMAA)
  • 1,4-dimethylamylamine (1,4-DMAA)
  • Solriamfetol

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about the prohibited status of your medications and their ingredients, we strongly advise that you speak to your National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) and check the medication (for example by using a drug database provided by your NADO – find a list here: or GlobalDro (

The BIU cannot provide advice on specific supplements and whether they contain banned substances – we can only advise on the risks – so you might wish to use a risk minimisation programme recommended by your NADO.

For more information, consult WADA’s 2023 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Results.

Find the full 2023 list here.