Mobile Drug Guide
The Mobile Drug Guide provides the ability to search the
National Drug Code Directory
for information about drugs in the nation's prescription formulary based on the drug's name, active ingredients, pharmacological class, NDC (National Drug Code) or, in the case of a pill, its physical characteristics (i.e. color, shape, scoring or imprint). It also allows you to browse current and resolved drug shortages reported to the FDA.
The NDC Directory contains information ONLY on final marketed drugs submitted to the FDA in Structured Product Label (SPL) electronic listing files by labelers. (A labeler may be either a manufacturer, including a repackager or relabeler, or, for drugs subject to private labeling arrangements, the entity under whose own label or trade name the product will be distributed). Inclusion of information in the NDC Directory does not indicate that FDA has verified the information provided. The content of each NDC Directory entry is the responsibility of the labeler submitting the SPL file.
Consumer friendly information is provided by linking search results to drug information at
, Clinical Trials at
. Generic and brand names of interacting drugs are provided by the
National Library of Medicine's Drug Interaction API
Clinical information is provided by linking search results to the SPL. Drug labeling and other information in the SPL is what has been submitted by drug companies to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as drug listing information. The SPL is provided by
The database of pill images is provided by the National Library of Medicine's, Office of High Performance Computing and Communications (OHPCC),
C3PI RxImageAccess RESTful Web API
. The image database is a work-in-progress. The number of images available through the API is increasing as part of a multi-year commitment by the NLM to develop the first publicly accessible and curated standardized image collection of prescription pharmaceutical products marketed in the United States.
Mobile Drug Guide
The Mobile Drug Guide provides up to date consumer and clinical information about drugs: monographs, clinical trials, drug-drug interactions, active ingredients, pharmacological classes, current and recent drug shortages, DEA schedules, recalls, images, manufacturer information, etc.
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