Anti Doping: 2024 Prohibited List

January 10, 2024 | by Jerome Pels


The new World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2024 Prohibited List (the List), which details the substances and methods that are banned within sport applies from 1 January 2024. Broken down into several categories, the List identifies which substances and methods are prohibited at all times, in-competition only, and within specific sports.

All boxers are to make themselves aware of the changes, review any medications they use, and apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) if required!

The below sections summarize the major changes to the List for 2024. Please consult the 2024 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes document for the full list of modifications.


Tramadol will be prohibited in-competition under Section 7 Narcotics.

UKAD has produced specific guidelines and resources for a number of common medical conditions requiring a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) which also includes tramadol. Click here to find out more.

Removal of plasmapheresis as a prohibited method

The donation of plasma or plasma components by plasmapheresis will no longer be prohibited when performed in a registered collection centre.


Tramazoline has been added to Section 6 Stimulants as an example of an imidazoline derivative which is permitted when administered by dermatological, nasal, ophthalmic, or otic routes. It is prohibited by any other route of administration.