ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T38.1X6

Underdosing of thyroid hormones and substitutes

Diagnosis Code T38.1X6

ICD-10: T38.1X6
Short Description: Underdosing of thyroid hormones and substitutes
Long Description: Underdosing of thyroid hormones and substitutes
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T38.1X6

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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)
      • Hormones and their synthetic substitutes and antag, NEC (T38)

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T38.1X6 is included in the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, this table contains a classification of drugs, industrial solvents, corrosive gases, noxious plants, pesticides, and other toxic agents. Each substance in the table is assigned a code according to the poisoning classification and external causes of adverse effects. Use as many codes as necessary to describe all reported drugs, medicinal or chemical substances.

Substance Poisoning
Accidental
(unintentional)
Poisoning
Accidental
self-harm
Poisoning
Assault
Poisoning
Undetermined
Adverse
effect
Underdosing
CytomelT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
DetrothyronineT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
DextrothyroxinT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
Dextrothyroxine sodiumT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
EuthroidT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
I-thyroxine sodiumT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
LetterT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
LevoidT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
LevothyroxineT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
Levothyroxine
  »sodium
T38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
LiothyronineT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
LiotrixT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
ProloidT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
SynthroidT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
ThyroglobulinT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
Thyroid (hormone)T38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
ThyrolarT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
ThyroxineT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
TiratricolT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
TitroidT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6
TriiodothyronineT38.1X1T38.1X2T38.1X3T38.1X4T38.1X5T38.1X6

Information for Patients


Hormones

Hormones are your body's chemical messengers. They travel in your bloodstream to tissues or organs. They work slowly, over time, and affect many different processes, including

  • Growth and development
  • Metabolism - how your body gets energy from the foods you eat
  • Sexual function
  • Reproduction
  • Mood

Endocrine glands, which are special groups of cells, make hormones. The major endocrine glands are the pituitary, pineal, thymus, thyroid, adrenal glands, and pancreas. In addition, men produce hormones in their testes and women produce them in their ovaries.

Hormones are powerful. It takes only a tiny amount to cause big changes in cells or even your whole body. That is why too much or too little of a certain hormone can be serious. Laboratory tests can measure the hormone levels in your blood, urine, or saliva. Your health care provider may perform these tests if you have symptoms of a hormone disorder. Home pregnancy tests are similar - they test for pregnancy hormones in your urine.

  • Could you have low testosterone? (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Growth hormone test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) blood test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Prolactin blood test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Serum progesterone (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Testosterone (Medical Encyclopedia)


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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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