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:
- Anabolic Agents
- Alcohol and Beta Blockers (banned for rifle only)
- Diuretics and Other Masking Agents
- Street Drugs
- Peptide Hormones and Analogues
- 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
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.
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.
Anastrozole; tamoxifen; formestane; 3,17-dioxo-etiochol-1,4,6-triene(ATD), etc.
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