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2013-14 NCAA Banned Drugs

It is your responsibility to check with the appropriate or designated athletics staff before using any substance

The NCAA bans the following classes of drugs:

  • Stimulants
  • Anabolic Agents
  • Alcohol and Beta Blockers (banned for rifle only)
  • Diuretics and Other Masking Agents
  • Street Drugs
  • Peptide Hormones and Analogues
  • Anti-estrogens
  • Beta-2 Agonists

Note: Any substance chemically related to these classes is also banned.

The institution and the student-athlete shall be held accountable for all drugs within the banned drug class regardless of whether they have been specifically identified.

 

Drugs and Procedures Subject to Restrictions

  • Blood Doping
  • Local Anesthetics (under some conditions)
  • Manipulation of Urine Samples
  • Beta-2 Agonists permitted only by prescription and inhalation
  • Caffeine if concentrations in urine exceed 15 micrograms/ml

 

NCAA Nutritional/Dietary Supplements Warning

Before consuming any nutritional/dietary supplement product, review the product with the appropriate or designated athletics department staff!

  • Dietary supplements are not well regulated and may cause a positive drug test result.
  • Student-athletes have tested positive and lost their eligibility using dietary supplements.
  • Many dietary supplements are contaminated with banned drugs not listed on the label.
  • Any product containing a dietary supplement ingredient is taken at your own risk.

 

Note to Student-Athletes: There is no complete list of banned substances. Do not rely on this list to rule out any supplement ingredient.

Check with your athletics department staff prior to using a supplement.

 

Some Examples of NCAA Banned Substances in Each Drug Class

Stimulants
Amphetamine (Adderall); caffeine (guarana); cocaine; ephedrine; fenfluramine (Fen); methamphetamine; methylphenidate (Ritalin); phentermine (Phen); synephrine (bitter orange); methylhexaneamine, “bath salts” (mephedrone) etc.
exceptions: phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine are not banned.

Anabolic Agents (sometimes listed as a chemical formula, such as 3,6,17-androstenetrione)
Androstenedione; boldenone; clenbuterol; DHEA (7-Keto); epi-trenbolone; etiocholanolone; methasterone; methandienone; nandrolone; norandrostenedione; stanozolol; stenbolone; testosterone; trenbolone; etc.

Alcohol and Beta Blockers (banned for rifle only)
Alcohol; atenolol; metoprolol; nadolol; pindolol; propranolol; timolol; etc.

Diuretics (water pills) and Other Masking Agents
Bumetanide; chlorothiazide; furosemide; hydrochlorothiazide; probenecid; spironolactone (canrenone); triameterene; trichlormethiazide; etc.

Street Drugs
Heroin; marijuana; tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); synthetic cannabinoids (eg. spice, K2, JWH-018, JWH-073)

Peptide Hormones and Analogues
Growth hormone(hGH); human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG); erythropoietin (EPO); etc.

Anti-Estrogens
Anastrozole; tamoxifen; formestane; 3,17-dioxo-etiochol-1,4,6-triene(ATD), etc.

Beta-2 Agonists
Bambuterol; formoterol; salbutamol; salmeterol; etc.

Additional examples of banned drugs can be found at www.ncaa.org/drugtesting. Any substance that is chemically related to the class,
even if it is not listed as an example, is also banned!

Information about ingredients in medications and nutritional/dietary supplements can be obtained by contacting the Resource Exchange Center, REC, 877-202-0769 or www.drugfreesport.com/rec password ncaa1, ncaa2 or ncaa3.

It is your responsibility to check with the appropriate or designated athletics staff before using any substance.

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2013