NDC Barcode Format

NDC barcode is used to encode National Drug Code identifiers. It is based on UPC-A and consists of 12 digits, the first one is always 3 and the last one is control digit. The rest 10 digits in the middle is the National Drug Code identifier. The identifier itself consists of 3 segments: labeler code, product code and package code.

Sample NDC barcode made by Barcode Generator

The 10 digits of NDC code can be grouped in one of the following ways: 4-4-2, 5-3-2 or 5-4-1 digits.

NDC Barcodes Support in Barcode Generator

Barcode generator supports displaying NDC barcode as a solid number or in segments, it also checks that the segments are defined correctly.

NDC barcode edited in Barcode Generator

Standard National Drug Code barcode features that are supported by the Barcode Generator include:

  • Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) verification and correction;
  • Barcode scale;
  • Adjustable bars width for printing errors compensation;
  • Manual and automatic bar height modes;
  • Text font customization; and
  • Customizable front and back colors with spot color support for EPS file export.

Exporting NDC Barcodes

NDC barcodes can be exported as PNG or TIFF files with the Barcode Generator Software. These exports will have print–quality dots–per–inch.

Codes made with Barcode Generator may also be dragged–and–dropped directly into Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as vector objects for even better quality.

Other Barcode Formats

Here you can find other barcode formats supported by Barcode Generator: