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RxNorm Files

The license agreement required for the RxNorm releases is available from: https://uts.nlm.nih.gov/license.html. These RxNorm release files contain data consistent with the 2019AA UMLS Metathesaurus Release Files.

RxNorm Full Monthly Release
May 6, 2019
RxNorm Weekly Updates
May 2019
RxNorm_full_05062019.zip
MD5 checksum: 15ce0ee05d552b1c391a4e1307c009f8

Release Notes 05/06/2019

RxNorm Technical Documentation
Current: RxNorm_weekly_05152019.zip
Source Update: MTHSPL - 05/10/2019
MD5 checksum: 0dc00fce461b93bc7593e484937f4c56

RxNorm_weekly_05082019.zip
Source Update: MTHSPL - 05/03/2019
MD5 checksum: 37afb6f0d658a77a1d2bcd1309aa8fc1

Current Prescribable Content Monthly Release
May 6, 2019
Current Prescribable Content Weekly Updates
May 2019
RxNorm_full_prescribe_05062019.zip (no license required)
MD5 checksum: 9af0612a7f4cb2c17fbff59313849301

Release Notes 05/06/2019

Current Prescribable Content Documentation
Current: RxNorm_weekly_prescribe_05152019.zip
Source Update: MTHSPL - 05/10/2019
MD5 checksum: 656495d596124f0e9109a27bf3cc5a02

RxNorm_weekly_prescribe_05082019.zip
Source Update: MTHSPL - 05/03/2019
MD5 checksum: a1a735f6d5ce67c7553e2a81c35286f2

 

RxNorm files are pipe-delimited text files in Rich Release Format (RRF) with the extension ".RRF". They do not require the use of the MetamorphoSys program provided with the UMLS Knowledge Sources Files. The character set of RxNorm release files is Unicode UTF-8. If you need assistance with these files, please e-mail the RxNorm team at: rxnorminfo@nlm.nih.gov. Please read the README file for the release, which is contained in the release zip package. For additional information about RxNorm releases, including scripts for loading the RxNorm data into Oracle and MySQL databases, read the RxNorm Technical Documentation.

For users who wish to automate the download of the RxNorm releases, we created scripts for Windows and Mac/Linux/Solaris computers that, when combined with a scheduling tool, will allow you to automate your downloads. You can download the scripts, along with a README file with instructions, here: https://download.nlm.nih.gov/rxnorm/terminology_download_script.zip



RxNorm Previous Releases

RxNorm Files Consistent with 2018AB UMLS Metathesaurus

RxNorm_full_04012019.zip, Release Notes 04/01/2019
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_04012019.zip, Release Notes 04/01/2019

RxNorm_full_03042019.zip, Release Notes 03/04/2019
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_03042019.zip, Release Notes 03/04/2019

RxNorm_full_02042019.zip, Release Notes 02/04/2019
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_02042019.zip, Release Notes 02/04/2019

RxNorm_full_01072019.zip, Release Notes 01/07/2019
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_01072019.zip, Release Notes 01/07/2019

RxNorm_full_12032018.zip, Release Notes 12/03/2018
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_12032018.zip, Release Notes 12/03/2018

RxNorm_full_11052018.zip, Release Notes 11/05/2018
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_11052018.zip, Release Notes 11/05/2018

RxNorm Files Consistent with 2018AA UMLS Metathesaurus

RxNorm_full_10012018.zip, Release Notes 10/01/2018
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_10012018.zip, Release Notes 10/01/2018

RxNorm_full_09042018.zip, Release Notes 09/04/2018
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_09042018.zip, Release Notes 09/04/2018

RxNorm_full_08062018.zip, Release Notes 08/06/2018
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_08062018.zip, Release Notes 08/06/2018

RxNorm_full_07022018.zip, Release Notes 07/02/2018
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_07022018.zip, Release Notes 07/02/2018

RxNorm_full_06042018.zip, Release Notes 06/04/2018
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_06042018.zip, Release Notes 06/04/2018

RxNorm_full_05072018.zip, Release Notes 05/07/2018
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_05072018.zip, Release Notes 05/07/2018

RxNorm Files Consistent with 2017AB UMLS Metathesaurus

RxNorm_full_04022018.zip, Release Notes 04/02/2018
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_04022018.zip, Release Notes 04/02/2018

RxNorm_full_03052018.zip, Release Notes 03/05/2018
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_03052018.zip, Release Notes 03/05/2018

RxNorm_full_02052018.zip, Release Notes 02/05/2018
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_02052018.zip, Release Notes 02/05/2018

RxNorm_full_01022018.zip, Release Notes 01/02/2018
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_01022018.zip, Release Notes 01/02/2018

RxNorm_full_12042017.zip, Release Notes 12/04/2017
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_12042017.zip, Release Notes 12/04/2017

RxNorm_full_11062017.zip, Release Notes 11/06/2017
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_11062017.zip, Release Notes 11/06/2017

RxNorm Files Consistent with 2017AA UMLS Metathesaurus

RxNorm_full_10022017.zip, Release Notes 10/02/2017
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_10022017.zip, Release Notes 10/02/2017

RxNorm_full_09052017.zip, Release Notes 09/05/2017
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_09052017.zip, Release Notes 09/05/2017

RxNorm_full_08072017.zip, Release Notes 08/07/2017
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_08072017.zip, Release Notes 08/07/2017

RxNorm_full_07032017.zip, Release Notes 07/03/2017
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_07032017.zip, Release Notes 07/03/2017

RxNorm_full_06052017.zip, Release Notes 06/05/2017
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_06052017.zip, Release Notes 06/05/2017

RxNorm_full_05012017.zip, Release Notes 05/01/2017
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_05012017.zip, Release Notes 05/01/2017

RxNorm Release Archives for 2005-2016

Last Reviewed: May 15, 2019