ALIMTA® (pemetrexed for injection)

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ALIMTA® (pemetrexed for injection)


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Billing Information Ordering Information
Billing Codes
J-Code J-9305 J-9305
Drug Name ALIMTA (pemetrexed for injection) 500 mg vial ALIMTA (pemetrexed for injection) 100 mg vial
NDC 00002-7623-01 00002-7640-01
Diagnosis Codes
Non-small cell lung cancer
ICD-9-CM ICD-10-CM Description
162.2 C34.00 - unspecified Malignant neoplasm of main bronchus
C34.01 - right
C34.02 - left
162.3 C34.10 - unspecified Malignant neoplasm of upper lobe, bronchus, or lung
C34.11 - right
C34.12 - left
162.4 C34.2 Malignant neoplasm of middle lobe, bronchus, or lung
162.5 C34.30 - unspecified Malignant neoplasm of lower lobe, bronchus, or lung
C34.31 - right
C34.32 - left
162.8 C34.80 - unspecified Malignant neoplasm of other parts of bronchus or lung (overlapping sites)
C34.81 - right
C34.82 - left
162.9 C34.90 - unspecified Malignant neoplasm of bronchus or lung, unspecified
C34.91 - right
C34.92 - left
Malignant pleural mesothelioma
ICD-9-CM ICD-10-CM Description
163.0 C38.4 - Malignant neoplasm of pleura Malignant neoplasm of parietal pleura
C45.0 - Mesothelioma of pleura
163.1 C38.4 - Malignant neoplasm of pleura Malignant neoplasm of visceral pleura
C45.0 - Mesothelioma of pleura
163.8 C38.4 - Malignant neoplasm of pleura Malignant neoplasm of other specified sites of pleura
C45.0 - Mesothelioma of pleura
163.9 C38.4 - Malignant neoplasm of pleura Malignant neoplasm of pleura, unspecified
C45.0 - Mesothelioma of pleura
Product Codes
Lilly Product Code LY231514
ALIMTA UPN, GTIN CS Unit 100 mg: 00300027640013
500 mg: 00300027623016
ALIMTA UPC 100 mg: 0002-7640-01
500 mg: 0002-7623-01
National Drug Code 100 mg: 0002-7640-01
500 mg: 0002-7623-01

Prescribing Information

Patient Prescribing Information

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†  FDA standard NDC has been "zero-filled" to ensure creation of an 11-digit code that meets HIPAA standards. The zero-fill location is indicated in bold.