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API: Prescribable

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Abstract: 

The RxNorm Current Prescribable Content is a subset of currently prescribable drugs found in RxNorm. We intend it to be an approximation of the prescription drugs currently marketed in the US. The subset also includes some frequently-prescribed over-the-counter drugs.

The subset includes only the active RxNorm normalized names, codes (RxCUIs), attributes, and relationships, as well as the FDA structured product label drugs and ingredients. It does not include data from any of the other 10 RxNorm data providers, such as First DataBank, Micromedex, or the Veterans Administration. We also removed suppressed and obsolete data.

The National Library of Medicine provides this subset without any licensing restrictions. You do not need to log into the UMLS Terminology Services to access the subset.

The RxNorm Prescribable API is a web service for accessing the RxNorm Current Prescribable Content from your program via SOAP/WSDL.

We provide documentation for coding Java and .Net applications. Documentation for building applications in other programming languages (e.g. Perl) may be added at a later time.

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