ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 975.6

Pois-anti-cold drugs

Diagnosis Code 975.6

ICD-9: 975.6
Short Description: Pois-anti-cold drugs
Long Description: Poisoning by anti-common cold drugs
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 975.6

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Poisoning by drugs, medicinals and biological substances (960-979)
      • 975 Poisoning by agents primarily acting on the smooth and skeletal muscles and respiratory system

Information for Patients

Cold and Cough Medicines

Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing -- everyone knows the symptoms of the common cold. It is probably the most common illness. In the course of a year, people in the United States suffer 1 billion colds.

What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? Besides drinking plenty of fluids and getting plenty of rest, you may want to take medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things.

  • Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose
  • Cough suppressants - quiet a cough
  • Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up
  • Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing
  • Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains

Here are some other things to keep in mind about cold and cough medicines. Read labels, because many cold and cough medicines contain the same active ingredients. Taking too much of certain pain relievers can lead to serious injury. Do not give cough medicines to children under four, and don't give aspirin to children. Finally, antibiotics won't help a cold.

Food and Drug Administration

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