ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T36.8X6S

Underdosing of other systemic antibiotics, sequela

Diagnosis Code T36.8X6S

ICD-10: T36.8X6S
Short Description: Underdosing of other systemic antibiotics, sequela
Long Description: Underdosing of other systemic antibiotics, sequela
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T36.8X6S

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of drugs, medicaments and biological substances (T36-T50)
      • Systemic antibiotics (T36)

Information for Patients


Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used properly, antibiotics can save lives. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Your body's natural defenses can usually take it from there.

Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses, such as

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Most coughs and bronchitis
  • Sore throats, unless caused by strep

If a virus is making you sick, taking antibiotics may do more harm than good. Using antibiotics when you don't need them, or not using them properly, can add to antibiotic resistance. This happens when bacteria change and become able to resist the effects of an antibiotic.

When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. It is important to finish your medicine even if you feel better. If you stop treatment too soon, some bacteria may survive and re-infect you. Do not save antibiotics for later or use someone else's prescription.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Central venous catheters - ports

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