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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

RxNorm Current Prescribable Content Release Notes

February Release - 2/04/2019

This RxNorm Current Prescribable Content release is consistent with the 2018AB 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.

Data Changes

Four New Dose Forms
The February RxNorm release includes four new dose forms: Inhalation Suspension, Inhalation Solution, Inhalation Powder, and Vaginal Insert. Inhalation Suspension is new in RxNorm; the other dose forms replace existing dose form names. Details are below.

  • Inhalation Suspension
    • This is a new dose form created in RxNorm.
    • The Inhalation Suspension dose form is defined as a suspension intended to be inhaled.
    • Approximately 4 active generic drug names (TTY= SCD) and their related concepts use this dose form.
  • Inhalation Solution
    • This dose form replaces the Inhalant Solution dose form. All drugs previously using the Inhalant Solution dose form now have the Inhalation Solution dose form.
    • The Inhalation Solution dose form is defined as a solution intended to be inhaled.
    • Approximately 49 active generic drug names (TTY= SCD) and their related concepts use this dose form.
  • Inhalation Powder
    • This dose form replaces the Inhalant Powder dose form. All drugs previously using the Inhalant Powder dose form now have the Inhalation Powder dose form.
    • The Inhalation Powder dose form is defined as a powdered medication that is intended to be inhaled.
    • Approximately 18 active generic drug names (TTY= SCD) and their related concepts use this dose form.
  • Vaginal Insert
    • This dose form replaces the Vaginal Tablet and Vaginal Suppository dose forms. All drugs previously using the Vaginal Tablet and Vaginal Suppository dose forms now have the Vaginal Insert dose form.
    • The Vaginal Insert dose form is defined as a solid form (tablet, capsule, or suppository) intended to be inserted into the vagina.
    • Approximately 20 active drug names (TTY = SCD) and their related concepts use this dose form.

Data Counts

Term Type or AttributeNumber
Active GPCKs298
Active BPCKs435
Active SCDs12593
Active SBDs8074
Active RXNORM MINs1133
Active RXNORM INs5537
Active RXNORM PINs1528
Active RXNORM BNs4348
Active RXNORM DFs113
  
SAB=RXNORM NDCs236372
Distinct SAB=RXNORM NDCs236372

Last Reviewed: February 4, 2019