ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T40.1X1

Poisoning by heroin, accidental (unintentional)

Diagnosis Code T40.1X1

ICD-10: T40.1X1
Short Description: Poisoning by heroin, accidental (unintentional)
Long Description: Poisoning by heroin, accidental (unintentional)
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T40.1X1

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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)
      • Narcotics and psychodysleptics (T40)

Information for Medical Professionals

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T40.1X1 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
AcetomorphineT40.1X1T40.1X2T40.1X3T40.1X4
DiacetylmorphineT40.1X1T40.1X2T40.1X3T40.1X4
DiamorphineT40.1X1T40.1X2T40.1X3T40.1X4
HeroinT40.1X1T40.1X2T40.1X3T40.1X4

Information for Patients


Heroin

Also called: Black tar, H, Horse, Junk, Skag, Smack

Heroin is a white or brown powder or a black, sticky goo. It's an opioid drug made from morphine, a natural substance in the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant. It can be mixed with water and injected with a needle. Heroin can also be smoked or snorted up the nose. All of these ways of taking heroin send it to the brain very quickly. This makes it very addictive.

Major health problems from heroin include miscarriages, heart infections, and death from overdose. People who inject the drug also risk getting infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.

Regular use of heroin can lead to tolerance. This means users need more and more drug to have the same effect. At higher doses over time, the body becomes dependent on heroin. If dependent users stop heroin, they have withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms include restlessness, muscle and bone pain, diarrhea and vomiting, and cold flashes with goose bumps.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Heroin overdose (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Opiate and opioid withdrawal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tips for Teens: The Truth about Heroin (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)


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Poisoning

A poison is any substance that is harmful to your body. You might swallow it, inhale it, inject it, or absorb it through your skin. Any substance can be poisonous if too much is taken. Poisons can include

  • Prescription or over-the-counter medicines taken in doses that are too high
  • Overdoses of illegal drugs
  • Carbon monoxide from gas appliances
  • Household products, such as laundry powder or furniture polish
  • Pesticides
  • Indoor or outdoor plants
  • Metals such as lead and mercury

The effects of poisoning range from short-term illness to brain damage, coma, and death. To prevent poisoning it is important to use and store products exactly as their labels say. Keep dangerous products where children can't get to them. Treatment for poisoning depends on the type of poison. If you suspect someone has been poisoned, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.

  • Poisoning (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Poisoning first aid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Toxicology screen (Medical Encyclopedia)


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