ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F13.9

Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-related use, unspecified

Diagnosis Code F13.9

ICD-10: F13.9
Short Description: Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-related use, unspecified
Long Description: Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-related use, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F13.9

Code Classification
  • Mental and behavioural disorders
    • Mental and behavioral disorders due to psychoactive substance use (F10-F19)
      • Sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic related disorders (F13)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code F13.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Prescription Drug Abuse

If you take a medicine in a way that is different from what the doctor prescribed, it is called prescription drug abuse. It could be

  • Taking a medicine that was prescribed for someone else
  • Taking a larger dose than you are supposed to
  • Taking the medicine in a different way than you are supposed to. This might be crushing tablets and then snorting or injecting them.
  • Using the medicine for another purpose, such as getting high

Abusing some prescription drugs can lead to addiction. These include narcotic painkillers, sedatives, tranquilizers, and stimulants.

Every medicine has some risk of side effects. Doctors take this into account when prescribing medicines. People who abuse these drugs may not understand the risks. The medicines may not be safe for them, especially at higher doses or when taken with other medicines.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Substance use -- prescription drugs

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