ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T50.6X6

Underdosing of antidotes and chelating agents

Diagnosis Code T50.6X6

ICD-10: T50.6X6
Short Description: Underdosing of antidotes and chelating agents
Long Description: Underdosing of antidotes and chelating agents
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T50.6X6

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The code T50.6X6 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • K59.03 - Drug induced constipation

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)
      • Diuretics and oth and unsp drug/meds/biol subst (T50)

Information for Medical Professionals

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T50.6X6 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
AntabuseT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Antidote NECT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Antidote NEC
  »heavy metal
T50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Chelating agent NECT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Cholinesterase reactivatorT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
CysteamineT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Deterrent, alcoholT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Detoxifying agentT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Disodium edetateT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
DisulfiramT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
EDTAT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acidT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Ethylenedinitrilotetra-acetateT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Fytic acid, nonasodiumT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
GlutathioneT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
MethyleneT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Methylene
  »blue
T50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Methylene
  »chloride or dichloride (solvent) NEC
T50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Methylthionine chlorideT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Methylthioninium chlorideT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
NitrefazoleT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Obidoxime chlorideT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
PAM (pralidoxime)T50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
PenicillamineT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Pralidoxime (iodide)T50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Pralidoxime (iodide)
  »chloride
T50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
ProtopamT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Tetraethylthiuram disulfideT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Trisodium hydrogen edetateT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
VersenateT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6

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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