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Cough and Cold Medications


The following is a non-exhaustive list of Canadian brand name cough and cold medications. The medications are sorted according to their status on the current version of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, which is subject to change at any time. This list is not a recommendation nor an endorsement of these medications.

New in 2010: Pseudoephedrine is back on the Prohibited List effective January 1, 2010, prohibited in-competition only. Pseudoephedrine is a stimulant commonly found in over-the-counter cough and cold medications. Athletes are advised to consider the use of alternative permitted medications for the treatment of coughs, colds and upper respiratory infections, in consultation with a physician.

Prohibited
Balminil Codeine + Decongestant + Expectorant
Balminil Cough & Flu
Balminil DM + Decongestant
Balminil DM + Decongestant + Expectorant
Benylin 1 Nighttime Cold and Flu
Benylin DM-D
Benylin DM-D-E, Extra Strength
Calmylin with Codeine
Chest Congestion, Cough & Cold Syrup, Extra Strength
Cold and Flu Relief Syrup
Dayquil
Dimetapp Cough & Congestion Liquid
Dimetapp Daytime Cold, Extra Strength
RatCotridin
RatCotridin Expextorant
Sinutab Sinus Non Drowsy
Sudafed Cold & Cough Extra Strength
Sudafed Cold & Flu
Sudafed Head Cold & Sinus Extra Strength
Total Cold and Flu, Extra Strength
Triaminic Cold & Nighttime Cough
Triaminic Cold and Cough
Triaminic Cold, Cough and Fever
Triaminic Cough and Congestion
Triaminic Cough and Sore Throat
Triaminic Softchews Cold andCough
Tylenol Cold Caplets Daytime, Extra Strength
Tylenol Cold Caplets Nighttime, Extra Strength
Tylenol Decongestant

Not Prohibited
Balminil Codeine Night-Time + Expectorant
Balminil DM
Balminil DM + Expectorant
Balminil Expectorant
Benylin DM
Benylin DM-E, Extra Strength
Benylin E Extra Strength
Buckley’s Congestion and Cough Cold Syrup, Extra Strength
Buckley’s DM
Contac Cold & Sore Throat, Extra Strength
Contac Cold & Sore Throat, Nighttime Extra Strength
Contac Complete Cough Syrup DM Expectorant
Daytime Cold/Flu Medicine
Delsym
Dimetane Expectorant-C
Dimetapp DM Cough & Cold Liquid
Dimetapp Nighttime Cold, Extra Strength
Dimetapp-C Syrup
DM Cough and Cold Liquid
DM Cough and cold syrup; Extra Strength
Dry cough syrup
Extra Strength Contac Cold & Sore Throat
Histenol II
Hycodan
Hycomine Koffex DM
NCitran Extra Strength Cold and Flu
NCitran Thin Strips Cough and Cold
NCitran Thin Strips Nighttime Cough and Cold
NCitran, Extra Strength
NCitrin Nighttime Extra Strength Cold and Flu Liquid
Night time Extra Strength Contac Complete Cough, Cold and Flu
Night time Extra Strength Contac Cold & Sore Throat
Novahistex DH
Ratio-Coristex DH
Robitussin DM, Extra Strength
Robitussin, Extra Strength
Triaminic Cough and Sore Throat Softchews
Triaminic Nighttime Cough and Cold
Tylenol Cold and Flu Daytime
Tylenol Cold and Flu Nighttime
Tylenol Cold, Regular Strength
Tylenol Cough


Pseudoephedrine on the 2010 Prohibited List

(Ottawa, Ontario – January 5, 2010) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to remind the Canadian sport community that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reintroduced pseudoephedrine to the Prohibited List effective January 1, 2010. Pseudoephedrine, a stimulant commonly found in over-the-counter cough and cold medications, is prohibited in-competition only.
Athletes are advised to consider the use of alternative permitted medications for the treatment of coughs, colds and upper respiratory infections, in consultation with a physician. A list of prohibited and permitted cough and cold medications is available at www.cces.ca/athletezone.

Athletes can verify the status of medications using the Global DRO at www.globaldro.com, which was updated on January 1, 2010 to reflect the new Prohibited List. Alternately, the CCES will respond to inquiries about Canadian medications by email at substances@cces.ca or by toll-free telephone at 1-800-672-7775.

Athletes who are required to take a prohibited medication for a legitimate medical reason may apply for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE). The CCES website (www.cces.ca/tue) provides complete information on TUE application processes.

In addition, athletes selected for doping control must remember to declare the use of all prescribed medications (e.g., asthma medications and glucocorticosteroids) and all non-prescribed medications and supplements taken in the last 10 days.