ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T43.206

Underdosing of unspecified antidepressants

Diagnosis Code T43.206

ICD-10: T43.206
Short Description: Underdosing of unspecified antidepressants
Long Description: Underdosing of unspecified antidepressants
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T43.206

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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)
      • Psychotropic drugs, not elsewhere classified (T43)

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T43.206 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
AntidepressantT43.201T43.202T43.203T43.204T43.205T43.206
Antidepressant
  »monoamine oxidase inhibitor
T43.201T43.202T43.203T43.204T43.205T43.206
Antidepressant
  »selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor
T43.201T43.202T43.203T43.204T43.205T43.206
Antidepressant
  »selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
T43.201T43.202T43.203T43.204T43.205T43.206
Antidepressant
  »specified NEC
T43.201T43.202T43.203T43.204T43.205T43.206
Antidepressant
  »tetracyclic
T43.201T43.202T43.203T43.204T43.205T43.206
Antidepressant
  »triazolopyridine
T43.201T43.202T43.203T43.204T43.205T43.206
Antidepressant
  »tricyclic
T43.201T43.202T43.203T43.204T43.205T43.206

Information for Patients


Antidepressants

Also called: SSRIs, Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, Tricyclic antidepressants

Antidepressants are medicines that treat depression. Your doctor can prescribe them for you. They work to balance some of the natural chemicals in our brains. It may take several weeks for them to help. There are several types of antidepressants. You and your doctor may have to try a few before finding what works best for you.

Antidepressants may cause mild side effects that usually do not last long. These may include headache, nausea, sleep problems, restlessness, and sexual problems. Tell your doctor if you have any side effects. You should also let your doctor know if you take any other medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.

It is important to keep taking your medicines, even if you feel better. Do not stop taking your medicines without talking to your doctor. You often need to stop antidepressants gradually.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

  • Depression - stopping your medicines (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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