ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T49.96

Underdosing of unspecified topical agent

Diagnosis Code T49.96

ICD-10: T49.96
Short Description: Underdosing of unspecified topical agent
Long Description: Underdosing of unspecified topical agent
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T49.96

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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)
      • Topical skin/eye/ENT/dental drugs (T49)

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T49.96 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
External medications (skin) (mucous membrane)T49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
External medications (skin) (mucous membrane)
  »dental agent
T49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
External medications (skin) (mucous membrane)
  »ENT agent
T49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
External medications (skin) (mucous membrane)
  »ophthalmic preparation
T49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
External medications (skin) (mucous membrane)
  »specified NEC
T49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
Liniments NECT49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
Lotions NECT49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
Mucous membrane agents (external)T49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
Mucous membrane agents (external)
  »specified NEC
T49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
SkinT49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
Skin
  »agents (external)
T49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
Skin
  »agents (external)
    »specified NEC
T49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
Skin
  »test antigen
T49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
Topical action drug NECT49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
Topical action drug NEC
  »ear, nose or throat
T49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
Topical action drug NEC
  »eye
T49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
Topical action drug NEC
  »skin
T49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96
Topical action drug NEC
  »specified NEC
T49.91T49.92T49.93T49.94T49.95T49.96

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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