FDA Compounded Drugs
Compounded drug products
The NDC Directory also includes information about finished compounded human drug products produced by outsourcing facilities that have elected to assign NDCs to their products. Outsourcing facilities – a type of drug compounding facility regulated under Section 503B of the FD&C Act – can be eligible for exemptions from drug registration and listing requirements if they meet the conditions under Section 503B. Outsourcing facilities may, but are not required to, assign NDCs to their finished compounded human drug products.
Outsourcing facilities are required to provide FDA with a list of drugs they compounded during the previous six-month period upon initial registration and in June and December each year. The NDC Directory draws data from these product reports.
The NDC Database only contains compounded drug products reported with the marketing category “Outsourcing Facility Compounded Human Drug Product (Exempt from Approval Requirements)” and that were assigned an NDC. Search results will include information reported to FDA within the last two years (last four reporting periods). *
- Inclusion of compounded drugs in the NDC Database coincides with the use of the marketing category “Outsourcing Facility Compounded Human Drug Product (Exempt from Approval Requirements)” beginning with the 2021-2 reporting period, i.e., June 01, 2021, thru November 30, 2021.
National Drug Code Directory
Searching the NDC Directory is now faster and easier with our new mobile app! Download NDC Express Directorio de Códigos Nacionales de Medicamentos (Spanish Version) FDA's National Drug Code (NDC) Directory contains information about finished drug products, unfinished drugs and compounded drug products.
NDC compounded drugs database file (zip format)
- One text file
- One Excel file