ICD-10-CM Code T36.8X6

Underdosing of other systemic antibiotics

Version 2020 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Underdosing

Not Valid for Submission

T36.8X6 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of underdosing of other systemic antibiotics. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:T36.8X6
Short Description:Underdosing of other systemic antibiotics
Long Description:Underdosing of other systemic antibiotics

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

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 T36.8X6 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
AerosporinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Aerosporin
  »ENT agent
T36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Aerosporin
  »ophthalmic preparation
T36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Aerosporin
  »topical NEC
T36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
AlbamycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
AmfomycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
AmphomycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
BetamicinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
CapreomycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
CarbomycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
CathomycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
CiprofloxacinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
ClindamycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
ColimycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
ColistimethateT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
ColistinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Colistin
  »sulfate (eye preparation)
T36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Co-trimoxazoleT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
EnoxacinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
EnviomycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
FleroxacinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
FosfomycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
FugillinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
FumadilT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
FumagillinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
FusafungineT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Fusidate (ethanolamine) (sodium)T36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Fusidic acidT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
LincomycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
MagnamycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
MycitracinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Mycitracin
  »ophthalmic preparation
T36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
NeosporinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Neosporin
  »ENT agent
T36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Neosporin
  »opthalmic preparation
T36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Neosporin
  »topical NEC
T36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
NorfloxacinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
OfloxacinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
PolymyxinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Polymyxin
  »B
T36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Polymyxin
  »B
    »ENT agent
T36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Polymyxin
  »B
    »ophthalmic preparation
T36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Polymyxin
  »B
    »topical NEC
T36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
Polymyxin
  »E sulfate (eye preparation)
T36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
RistocetinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
SulfomyxinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
TeicoplaninT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
VancomycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
ViomycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6
VirginiamycinT36.8X1T36.8X2T36.8X3T36.8X4T36.8X5T36.8X6

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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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