ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T40.5X2

Poisoning by cocaine, intentional self-harm

Diagnosis Code T40.5X2

ICD-10: T40.5X2
Short Description: Poisoning by cocaine, intentional self-harm
Long Description: Poisoning by cocaine, intentional self-harm
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T40.5X2

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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

Synonyms
  • Intentional cocaine poisoning
  • Intentional overdose by cocaine
  • Intentional overdose by crack cocaine
  • Intentional poisoning caused by crack cocaine
  • Overdose of crack cocaine
  • Poisoning caused by cocaine
  • Poisoning caused by cocaine
  • Poisoning caused by crack cocaine

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T40.5X2 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
Coca (leaf)T40.5X1T40.5X2T40.5X3T40.5X4T40.5X5T40.5X6
CocaineT40.5X1T40.5X2T40.5X3T40.5X4T40.5X5T40.5X6
Cocaine
  »topical anesthetic
T40.5X1T40.5X2T40.5X3T40.5X4T40.5X5T40.5X6
CrackT40.5X1T40.5X2T40.5X3T40.5X4

Information for Patients


Cocaine

Also called: Blow, C, Coca, Coke, Crack, Flake, Snow

Cocaine is a white powder. It can be snorted up the nose or mixed with water and injected with a needle. Cocaine can also be made into small white rocks, called crack. Crack is smoked in a small glass pipe.

Cocaine speeds up your whole body. You may feel full of energy, happy, and excited. But then your mood can change. You can become angry, nervous, and afraid that someone's out to get you. You might do things that make no sense. After the "high" of the cocaine wears off, you can "crash" and feel tired and sad for days. You also get a strong craving to take the drug again to try to feel better.

No matter how cocaine is taken, it is dangerous. Some of the most common serious problems include heart attack and stroke. You are also at risk for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, from sharing needles or having unsafe sex. Cocaine is more dangerous when combined with other drugs or alcohol.

It is easy to lose control over cocaine use and become addicted. Then, even if you get treatment, it can be hard to stay off the drug. People who stopped using cocaine can still feel strong cravings for the drug, sometimes even years later.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Cocaine withdrawal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Substance use -- cocaine (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tips for Teens: The Truth about Cocaine (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)


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Self-harm

Self-harm refers to a person's harming their own body on purpose. About 1 in 100 people hurts himself or herself in this way. More females hurt themselves than males. A person who self-harms usually does not mean to kill himself or herself. But they are at higher risk of attempting suicide if they do not get help.

Self-harm tends to begin in teen or early adult years. Some people may engage in self-harm a few times and then stop. Others engage in it more often and have trouble stopping.

Examples of self-harm include

  • Cutting yourself (such as using a razor blade, knife, or other sharp object to cut the skin)
  • Punching yourself or punching things (like a wall)
  • Burning yourself with cigarettes, matches, or candles
  • Pulling out your hair
  • Poking objects through body openings
  • Breaking your bones or bruising yourself

Many people cut themselves because it gives them a sense of relief. Some people use cutting as a means to cope with a problem. Some teens say that when they hurt themselves, they are trying to stop feeling lonely, angry, or hopeless.

It is possible to overcome the urge to hurt yourself. There are other ways to find relief and cope with your emotions. Counseling may help.

Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health

  • Trichotillomania (Medical Encyclopedia)


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