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I think the title explains the question. Im trying to run a query that pull specified legend drug name and specified inactive ingredient. The results only seem to have an inactive ingredient property for OTC products and not rx drugs?

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  • Hi there. Any chance we could see the query in question? Jul 2, 2021 at 14:12

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This does not seem to be entirely the case; the following query shows there are Rx drugs with inactive ingredients listed:

https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?search=openfda.product_type.exact:%22HUMAN%20PRESCRIPTION%20DRUG%22+AND+exists:inactive_ingredient

I agree the number of hits is somewhat small: 695. This information, however, comes from the SPL files, which originate from within the FDA.

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