You're likely reading this article because you're looking to add a new medication to Folia, and you encountered this new acronym - the NDC number.
NDC stands for National Drug Code. It's a number with 10, 11, or 14 digits and some dashes that serves as the single ID number for every drug that the FDA has looked at.
The reason we like the NDC is that it is highly specific. If you give us the first 8 digits of the NDC, we know exactly what medication you're trying to pick.
This is way easier than name-based searching, which often shows dozens of different versions of the same medication.
So how do you find the NDC?
Look on your medication. If it's a prescription, the federal government requires that the NDC is listed somewhere on the packaging. It will look like this:
NOTE: The NDC is NOT the same as the number listed on top of the bar code, even though they might look similar.
When you type the NDC number in, you don't need to use dashes for searching.
Let us know if you have any trouble finding the number. You can reach us any time using the little chat button at the bottom of your screen, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy tracking! :)