ICD-10-CM Code T36.3X1

Poisoning by macrolides, accidental (unintentional)

Version 2020 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Poisoning Accidental

Not Valid for Submission

T36.3X1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of poisoning by macrolides, accidental (unintentional). The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code T36.3X1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accidental azithromycin overdose, accidental azithromycin poisoning, accidental clarithromycin overdose, accidental clarithromycin poisoning, accidental erythromycin overdose, accidental erythromycin poisoning, etc

ICD-10:T36.3X1
Short Description:Poisoning by macrolides, accidental (unintentional)
Long Description:Poisoning by macrolides, accidental (unintentional)

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2020 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2019. This code was replaced for the FY 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020).

  • K59.03 - Drug induced constipation

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code T36.3X1:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Poisoning by macrolides NOS

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Accidental azithromycin overdose
  • Accidental azithromycin poisoning
  • Accidental clarithromycin overdose
  • Accidental clarithromycin poisoning
  • Accidental erythromycin overdose
  • Accidental erythromycin poisoning
  • Accidental oleandomycin poisoning
  • Accidental spiramycin poisoning
  • Azithromycin overdose
  • Azithromycin poisoning
  • Clarithromycin overdose
  • Clarithromycin poisoning
  • Erythromycin overdose
  • Erythromycin poisoning
  • Macrolide overdose
  • Poisoning by erythromycin AND/OR other macrolide
  • Poisoning by macrolide
  • Poisoning by oleandomycin
  • Poisoning by spiramycin

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)
      • Systemic antibiotics (T36)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T36.3X1 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
AzithromycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
Erythromycin (salts)T36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
Erythromycin (salts)
  »ophthalmic preparation
T36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
Erythromycin (salts)
  »topical NEC
T36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
IlotycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
Ilotycin
  »ophthalmic preparation
T36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
Ilotycin
  »topical NEC
T36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
JosamycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
KitasamycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
MidecamycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
MiokamycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
OleandomycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
PristinamycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
RokitamycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
RoxithromycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
SpiramycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
TAOT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
TriacetyloleandomycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
TroleandomycinT36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6

Information for Patients


Antibiotics

Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used properly, antibiotics can save lives. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Your body's natural defenses can usually take it from there.

Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses, such as

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Most coughs and bronchitis
  • Sore throats, unless caused by strep

If a virus is making you sick, taking antibiotics may do more harm than good. Using antibiotics when you don't need them, or not using them properly, can add to antibiotic resistance. This happens when bacteria change and become able to resist the effects of an antibiotic.

When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. It is important to finish your medicine even if you feel better. If you stop treatment too soon, some bacteria may survive and re-infect you. Do not save antibiotics for later or use someone else's prescription.

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Medication Errors

Medicines treat 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 health care provider's office, at the pharmacy, or at home. You can help prevent errors by

  • Knowing your medicines. When you get a prescription, ask the name of the medicine and check to make sure that the pharmacy gave you the right medicine. Make sure that you understand how often you should take the medicine and how long you should take it.
  • Keeping a list of medicines.
    • Write down all of the medicines that you are taking, including the names of your medicines, how much you take, and when you take them. Make sure to include any over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, supplements, and herbs that you take.
    • List the medicines that you are allergic to or that have caused you problems in the past.
    • Take this list with you every time you see a health care provider.
  • Reading medicine labels and following the directions. Don't just rely on your memory - read the medication label every time. Be especially careful when giving medicines to children.
  • Asking questions. If you don't know the answers to these questions, ask your health care provider or pharmacist:
    • Why am I taking this medicine?
    • What are the common side effects?
    • What should I do if I have side effects?
    • When should I stop this medicine?
    • Can I take this medicine with the other medicines and supplements on my list?
    • Do I need to avoid certain foods or alcohol while taking this medicine?

Food and Drug Administration


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