ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T37.8X6S

Underdosing of systemic anti-infect/parasit, sequela

Diagnosis Code T37.8X6S

ICD-10: T37.8X6S
Short Description: Underdosing of systemic anti-infect/parasit, sequela
Long Description: Underdosing of other specified systemic anti-infectives and antiparasitics, sequela
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T37.8X6S

Valid for Submission
The code T37.8X6S is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of drugs, medicaments and biological substances (T36-T50)
      • Systemic anti- infectives and antiparasitics (T37)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Medication Errors

Medicines cure infectious diseases, prevent problems from chronic diseases, and ease pain. But medicines can also cause harmful reactions if not used correctly. Errors can happen in the hospital, at the doctor's office, at the pharmacy, or at home. You can help prevent errors by

  • Knowing your medicines. Keep a list of the names of your medicines, how much you take, and when you take them. Include over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and supplements and herbs. Take this list to all your doctor visits.
  • Reading medicine labels and following the directions. Don't take medications prescribed for someone else.
  • Taking extra caution when giving medicines to children.
  • Asking questions. If you don't know the answers to these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
    • Why am I taking this medicine?
    • What are the common problems to watch out for?
    • What should I do if they occur?
    • When should I stop this medicine?
    • Can I take this medicine with the other medicines on my list?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • 6 Tips to Avoid Medication Mistakes (Food and Drug Administration)
  • How and when to get rid of unused medicines (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Keeping your medications organized (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Medication safety during your hospital stay (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Medication safety: Filling your prescription (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Storing your medicines (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Taking medicine at home - create a routine (Medical Encyclopedia)


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