How to search NDC number? This is a common question from drug manufacturers, pharmacies, and ordinary people. NDC number may be found on drug product labels, but it is not mandatory to display the NDC number on all drug labels.
To search for a National Drug Code (NDC) number, you can follow these steps:
- Visit the FDA’s National Drug Code Directory website.
- On the page, you will see several search options. You can search by NDC number, drug name, or active ingredient. Choose the search option that best suits your needs.
- If you search by NDC number, enter either the 10-digit NDC number or the first 4 or 5 digits of the NDC number into the search box and click “Search.” If the NDC number is valid, the search results will display the drug product’s name, strength, dosage form, marketing category, end marketing date, route of administration, package description, and the name of the manufacturer or distributor.
- If you choose to search by drug name or active ingredient, enter the name or active ingredient into the search box and click “Search.” The search results will display a list of drug products that match the search criteria, including the NDC number, drug name, strength, dosage form, and the name of the manufacturer or distributor.
- You can also search for unfinished drug products and compounding drugs on the same NDC number search page.
NDC numbers can also be searched on various drug databases such as DailyMed, RxList, or Drugs.com. These websites also provide comprehensive information on drugs and their uses.