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Inactive Ingredients Database Download

The Inactive Ingredients files are supplied as comma delimited text and Excel files. The size of each unzipped file is less than 2 MB.

We update the database quarterly, by the tenth working day of April, July, October, and January.

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The Inactive Ingredients download files from 2009 through 2015 are in the FDA Archive


The data file contains 7 fields (columns):

  1. Inactive Ingredient
  2. Route
  3. Dosage Form
  4. CAS Number
  5. UNII
  6. Potency Amount
  7. Potency Unit 

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