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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 2019AB UMLS Metathesaurus Release Files.

The terms and conditions for using RxNorm data is available on the RxNorm Terms of Service page: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/rxnorm/docs/termsofservice.html.

RxNorm Full Monthly Release
April 6, 2020
RxNorm Weekly Updates
April 2020
RxNorm_full_04062020.zip
MD5 checksum: 51a55e17a7fd27695cb0d410eb17d503

Release Notes 04/06/2020

RxNorm Technical Documentation
The first weekly update will be released on 04/08/2020.
Current Prescribable Content Monthly Release
April 6, 2020
Current Prescribable Content Weekly Updates
April 2020
RxNorm_full_prescribe_04062020.zip (no license required)
MD5 checksum: 1c4f8e14907819acc0f40c403c30f8c2

Release Notes 04/06/2020

Current Prescribable Content Documentation
The first weekly update will be released on 04/08/2020.

 

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 2019AB UMLS Metathesaurus

RxNorm_full_03022020.zip, Release Notes 03/02/2020
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_03022020.zip, Release Notes 03/02/2020

RxNorm_full_02032020.zip, Release Notes 02/03/2020
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_02032020.zip, Release Notes 02/03/2020

RxNorm_full_01062020.zip, Release Notes 01/06/2020
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_01062020.zip, Release Notes 01/06/2020

RxNorm_full_12022019.zip, Release Notes 12/02/2019
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_12022019.zip, Release Notes 12/02/2019

RxNorm_full_11042019.zip, Release Notes 11/04/2019
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_11042019.zip, Release Notes 11/04/2019

RxNorm Files Consistent with 2019AA UMLS Metathesaurus

RxNorm_full_10072019.zip, Release Notes 10/07/2019
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_10072019.zip, Release Notes 10/07/2019

RxNorm_full_09032019.zip, Release Notes 09/03/2019
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_09032019.zip, Release Notes 09/03/2019

RxNorm_full_08052019.zip, Release Notes 08/05/2019
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_08052019.zip, Release Notes 08/05/2019

RxNorm_full_07012019.zip, Release Notes 07/01/2019
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_07012019.zip, Release Notes 07/01/2019

RxNorm_full_06032019.zip, Release Notes 06/03/2019
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_06032019.zip, Release Notes 06/03/2019

RxNorm_full_05062019.zip, Release Notes 05/06/2019
       RxNorm_full_prescribe_05062019.zip, Release Notes 05/06/2019

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 Release Archives for 2005-2017

Last Reviewed: April 6, 2020