ICD-10-CM Code T38.4X1

Poisoning by oral contraceptives, accidental (unintentional)

Version 2020 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Poisoning Accidental

Not Valid for Submission

T38.4X1 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 oral contraceptives, accidental (unintentional). The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code T38.4X1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accidental oral contraceptive overdose or accidental oral contraceptive poisoning or oral contraceptive overdose or poisoning by oral contraceptive.

ICD-10:T38.4X1
Short Description:Poisoning by oral contraceptives, accidental (unintentional)
Long Description:Poisoning by oral contraceptives, 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 T38.4X1:

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 oral contraceptives NOS

Synonyms

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

  • Accidental oral contraceptive overdose
  • Accidental oral contraceptive poisoning
  • Oral contraceptive overdose
  • Poisoning by oral contraceptive

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)
      • Hormones and their synthetic substitutes and antag, NEC (T38)

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 T38.4X1 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
Antifertility pillT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Contraceptive (oral)T38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Contraceptive (oral)
  »vaginal
T38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
DemulenT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
EnovidT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
EthynodiolT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Ethynodiol
  »with mestranol diacetate
T38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
EtinodiolT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
EtynodiolT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
LevonorgestrelT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Levonorgestrel
  »with ethinylestradiol
T38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
LynestrenolT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
NorethindroneT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Norethisterone (acetate) (enantate)T38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Norethisterone (acetate) (enantate)
  »with ethinylestradiol
T38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
NorgestrelT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
NorgestrienoneT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
NorlestrinT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
NorlutinT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
OraconT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Oral contraceptivesT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
Ortho-NovumT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
OvralT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
OvulenT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6
QuingestanolT38.4X1T38.4X2T38.4X3T38.4X4T38.4X5T38.4X6

Information for Patients


Birth Control

Birth control, also known as contraception, is designed to prevent pregnancy. Birth control methods may work in a number of different ways:

  • Preventing sperm from getting to the eggs. Types include condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and contraceptive sponges.
  • Keeping the woman's ovaries from releasing eggs that could be fertilized. Types include birth control pills, patches, shots, vaginal rings, and emergency contraceptive pills.
  • IUDs, devices which are implanted into the uterus. They can be kept in place for several years.
  • Sterilization, which permanently prevents a woman from getting pregnant or a man from being able to get a woman pregnant

Your choice of birth control should depend on several factors. These include your health, frequency of sexual activity, number of sexual partners and desire to have children in the future. Your health care provider can help you select the best form of birth control for you.

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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?

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