ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T50.996

Underdosing of drugs, medicaments and biological substances

Diagnosis Code T50.996

ICD-10: T50.996
Short Description: Underdosing of drugs, medicaments and biological substances
Long Description: Underdosing of other drugs, medicaments and biological substances
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T50.996

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The code T50.996 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 T50.996 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
Acetohydroxamic acidT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
AcitretinT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
ArginineT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Arginine
  »glutamate
T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Baking sodaT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
BergaptenT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
BHAT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Bromophenol blue reagentT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Butylated hydroxy-anisoleT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
CalcitoninT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Calculus-dissolving drugT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
CanthaxanthinT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
CetomacrogolT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
ChlorophyllT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
CianidanolT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Clodronic acidT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Coenzyme AT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Cogalactoiso-meraseT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
CollagenT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Colorant [See Also: Dye]T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
CyclamateT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Deanol (aceglumate)T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
ElcatoninT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
EpomediolT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
EtidronateT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Etidronic acid (disodium salt)T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
EtretinateT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Fat suspension, intravenousT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Gallium citrateT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
GelsemineT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Gluconic acidT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
GlycerophosphateT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Guaiac reagentT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
InositolT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Inositol
  »nicotinate
T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
IntravenousT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Intravenous
  »amino acids
T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Intravenous
  »fat suspension
T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
IsotretinoinT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
LevocarnitineT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
LevoglutamideT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
MacrogolT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
MethionineT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
MethoxsalenT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
5-Methoxypsoralen (5-MOP)T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
8-Methoxypsoralen (8-MOP)T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Methylethyl celluloseT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
MonooctanoinT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
OctanoinT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
OrazamideT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Ornithine aspartateT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Palm kernel oilT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
ParathormoneT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Parathyroid extractT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Phenaphthazine reagentT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Protein hydrolysateT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Psoralens (medicinal)T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
SerotoninT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
SilibininT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
SilymarinT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Teriparatide (acetate)T50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
ThioctamideT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Thioctic acidT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
TidiacicT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
TioproninT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
TragacanthT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
Ursodeoxycholic acidT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996
UrsodiolT50.991T50.992T50.993T50.994T50.995T50.996

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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