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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

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 2016AB UMLS Metathesaurus Release Files.

RxNorm Full Monthly Release
January 3, 2017
RxNorm Weekly Updates
January 2017
RxNorm_full_01032017.zip

Release Notes 01/03/2017

RxNorm Technical Documentation
Current: RxNorm_weekly_01182017.zip
Source Update: MTHSPL - 01/17/2017

RxNorm_weekly_01112017.zip
Source Update: MTHSPL - 01/09/2017

RxNorm_weekly_01042017.zip
Source Update: MTHSPL - 01/03/2017

Current Prescribable Content Monthly Release
January 3, 2017
Current Prescribable Content Weekly Updates
January 2017
RxNorm_full_prescribe_01032017.zip (no license required)

Release Notes 01/03/2017

Current Prescribable Content Documentation
Current: RxNorm_weekly_prescribe_01182017.zip
Source Update: MTHSPL - 01/17/2017

RxNorm_weekly_prescribe_01112017.zip
Source Update: MTHSPL - 01/09/2017

RxNorm_weekly_prescribe_01042017.zip
Source Update: MTHSPL - 01/03/2017

 

These files are in Rich Release Format (RRF) and 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 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 2016AB UMLS Metathesaurus

RxNorm_full_12052016.zip, Release Notes 12/05/2016
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_12052016.zip, Release Notes 12/05/2016

RxNorm_full_11072016.zip, Release Notes 11/07/2016
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_11072016.zip, Release Notes 11/07/2016

RxNorm Files Consistent with 2016AA UMLS Metathesaurus

RxNorm_full_10032016.zip, Release Notes 10/03/2016
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_10032016.zip, Release Notes 10/03/2016

RxNorm_full_09062016.zip, Release Notes 09/06/2016
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_09062016.zip, Release Notes 09/06/2016

RxNorm_full_08012016.zip, Release Notes 08/01/2016
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_08012016.zip, Release Notes 08/01/2016

RxNorm_full_07052016.zip, Release Notes 07/05/2016
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_07052016.zip, Release Notes 07/05/2016

RxNorm_full_06062016.zip, Release Notes 06/06/2016
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_06062016.zip, Release Notes 06/06/2016

RxNorm_full_05022016.zip, Release Notes 05/02/2016
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_05022016.zip, Release Notes 05/02/2016

 

RxNorm Release Archives for 2005-2016