RxNorm provides normalized names for clinical drugs and links its names to many of the drug vocabularies commonly used in pharmacy management and drug interaction software, including those of First Databank, Micromedex, Multum, and Gold Standard Drug Database. By providing links between these vocabularies, RxNorm can mediate messages between systems not using the same software and vocabulary.
RxNorm now includes the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Compendial Nomenclature from the United States Pharmacopeial Convention. USP is a cumulative data set of all Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API).
Documentation and Training
- COVID-19 Vaccines and Medications in RxNorm
- RxNorm Overview
- RxNorm Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Terms of Service
- RxNorm Technical Documentation
- Current Prescribable Content
- History and Publications
- Learning Resources Database (online tutorials, videos, and other instructional materials)
Data Downloads and Applications
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Last Reviewed: October 5, 2022