ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T50.906

Underdosing of unsp drug/meds/biol subst

Diagnosis Code T50.906

ICD-10: T50.906
Short Description: Underdosing of unsp drug/meds/biol subst
Long Description: Underdosing of unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T50.906

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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

Synonyms
  • Active ingredient availability decreased due to interaction

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T50.906 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
Acidifying agent NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Adjunct, pharmaceuticalT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Alkalinizing agents (medicinal)T50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Alkalizing agent NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Biological substance NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Dietetic drug NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Drug NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Drug NEC
  »specified NEC
T50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Elemental dietT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Excipients, pharmaceuticalT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Headache cures, drugs, powders NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Lactose (as excipient)T50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Lipotropic drug NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Medicament NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Nutritional supplementT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
PharmaceuticalT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Pharmaceutical
  »adjunct NEC
T50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Pharmaceutical
  »excipient NEC
T50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Pharmaceutical
  »sweetener
T50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Pharmaceutical
  »viscous agent
T50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
SaccharinT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Salt substituteT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Salt-replacing drugT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Sodium-free saltT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Soothing syrupT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
StarchT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Stone-dissolving drugT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
SweetenerT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Tablets [See Also: specified substance]T50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Tonic NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Viscous agentT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906

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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