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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

RxNorm Release Notes

November Release - 11/04/2019

This release of RxNorm is consistent with the 2019AB UMLS Metathesaurus release. For additional information about RxNorm releases, including scripts for loading the RxNorm data into Oracle and MySQL databases, read the RxNorm Technical Documentation.

Sources

The following sources with version names in bold have been updated since the previous RxNorm release:

Source NameSABVersion
DrugBank DRUGBANK DRUGBANK5.0_2019_10_03
Gold Standard Drug Database GS GS_2019_10_10
Multum MediSource Lexicon MMSL MMSL_2019_10_01
Micromedex RED BOOK MMX MMX_2019_10_07
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) MSH MSH2020_2019_08_27
FDA Structured Product Labels MTHSPL MTHSPL_2019_10_28
FDB MedKnowledge (formerly NDDF Plus) NDDF NDDF_2019_10_09
RxNorm normalized names and codes RXNORM RXNORM_19AB_191104F
Veterans Health Administration National Drug File VANDF VANDF_2019_09_30


The following sources have not been updated since the previous RxNorm release:

Source NameSABVersion
Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System ATC ATC_2019
Vaccines Administered CVX CVX_2019_09_13
CMS Formulary Reference File MTHCMSFRF MTHCMSFRF_2014
US Edition of SNOMED CT (drug information) SNOMEDCT_US SNOMEDCT_US_2019_07_31
USP Compendial Nomenclature USP USP_2019_08_19

*Reminder: As of October 2017, Medi-Span data will not be included in the RxNorm or UMLS releases. If you have questions about Medi-Span, please contact: medispan-support@wolterskluwer.com.


Data Changes

Vaginal System Replaces Vaginal Ring

The November release includes the dose form Vaginal System, which replaces Vaginal Ring, to better align with the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) preferred dose forms. The RxNorm Concept Unique Identifier (RXCUI) for fully specified product names are unchanged despite the change in dose form name.

Here are example concepts with the Vaginal System dose form in the November release:

RXCUITTYSTR
1367436 SCD 21 DAY Ethinyl Estradiol 0.000625 MG/HR / Etonogestrel 0.005 MG/HR Vaginal System
1367439 SBD 21 DAY Ethinyl Estradiol 0.000625 MG/HR / Etonogestrel 0.005 MG/HR Vaginal System [NuvaRing]
2055983 SCD 273 DAY Ethinyl Estradiol 0.000542 MG/HR / segesterone acetate 0.00625 MG/HR Vaginal System
2055989 SBD 273 DAY Ethinyl Estradiol 0.000542 MG/HR / segesterone acetate 0.00625 MG/HR Vaginal System [Annovera]
848328 SCD 90 DAY Estradiol 0.000313 MG/HR Vaginal System
848330 SBD 90 DAY Estradiol 0.000313 MG/HR Vaginal System [Estring]
848331 SCD 90 DAY Estradiol 0.000313 MG/HR Vaginal System
848333 SBD 90 DAY Estradiol 0.00208 MG/HR Vaginal System [Femring]
848342 SCD 90 DAY Estradiol 0.00417 MG/HR Vaginal System
848343 SBD 90 DAY Estradiol 0.00417 MG/HR Vaginal System [Femring]

Data Counts

Term Type or AttributeNumber
Active GPCKs418
Active BPCKs507
Active SCDs18565
Active SBDs10290
Active RXNORM MINs3812
Active RXNORM INs12379
Active RXNORM PINs2916
Active RXNORM BNs5827
Active RXNORM DFs118
  
Obsolete GPCKs204
Obsolete BPCKs178
Obsolete SCDs16595
Obsolete SBDs11004
Obsolete RXNORM MINs0
Obsolete RXNORM INs0
Obsolete RXNORM PINs0
Obsolete RXNORM BNs6276
Obsolete RXNORM DFs61
Editor-suppressed SCDs1767
Editor-suppressed SBDs1474
SAB=RXNORM NDCs249380
Distinct SAB=RXNORM NDCs249380

Last Reviewed: November 4, 2019