RxTerms API


Information returned
RxTerms display name for a specified RxNorm concept
Service domain
HTTP request
GET  /REST/RxTerms/rxcui/rxcui/name.xml


Get the RxTerms display name for the RxNorm drug product specified by rxcui.

RxTerms includes concepts of term types SCD, SBD, BPCK, and GPCK.


rxcuiPathRequiredRxNorm identifier

Notation for results

One of:
Get results in XML
Get results in JSON

Note that HTTP requires that query parameters be "URL encoded". For full information on URL encoding, please refer to IETF RFC 3986, "Uniform Resource Identifier".

Output structure

Results are available as either XML or JSON.

  • The XML result has the root element rxtermsdata. It is described in the XML Schema for the RxTerms API; the relevant element structure is summarized below. Elements that would be empty might be left out.

  • The JSON result is an object {...}, analogous to the content of the XML rxtermsdata. Fields that might occur multiple times in the XML are expressed as an array. Fields that would be empty might be null or left out. Numbers are expressed as strings.

Both XML and JSON results follow the same outline:

Root element in XML, or anonymous object in JSON
RxTerms concept ID and display name
(Always empty)
RxTerms DISPLAY_NAME field

Example: RxTerms display name

XML: https://rxnav.nlm.nih.gov/REST/RxTerms/rxcui/198440/name

JSON: https://rxnav.nlm.nih.gov/REST/RxTerms/rxcui/198440/name.json

An XML result is shown below.

        <displayName>Acetaminophen (Oral Pill)</displayName>