ICD-10-CM Code T39.394

Poisoning by other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAID], undetermined

Version 2020 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Poisoning Undetermined

Not Valid for Submission

T39.394 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 other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [nsaid], undetermined. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code T39.394 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acemetacin overdose, acemetacin overdose of undetermined intent, acemetacin poisoning, acemetacin poisoning of undetermined intent, diclofenac overdose, diclofenac overdose of undetermined intent, etc

Short Description:Poisoning by oth nonsteroid anti-inflam drugs, undetermined
Long Description:Poisoning by other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAID], undetermined

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


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

  • Acemetacin overdose
  • Acemetacin overdose of undetermined intent
  • Acemetacin poisoning
  • Acemetacin poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Diclofenac overdose
  • Diclofenac overdose of undetermined intent
  • Diclofenac poisoning
  • Diclofenac poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Ether poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Ether poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Etodolac overdose
  • Etodolac overdose of undetermined intent
  • Etodolac poisoning
  • Etodolac poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Felbinac overdose
  • Felbinac overdose of undetermined intent
  • Felbinac poisoning
  • Felbinac poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Fenbufen overdose
  • Fenbufen overdose of undetermined intent
  • Fenbufen poisoning
  • Fenbufen poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Indomethacin overdose
  • Indomethacin overdose of undetermined intent
  • Indomethacin poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Mefenamic acid overdose
  • Mefenamic acid overdose of undetermined intent
  • Mefenamic acid poisoning
  • Mefenamic acid poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Nabumetone overdose
  • Nabumetone overdose of undetermined intent
  • Nabumetone poisoning
  • Nabumetone poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Overdose of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent of undetermined intent
  • Piroxicam overdose
  • Piroxicam overdose of undetermined intent
  • Piroxicam poisoning
  • Piroxicam poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Poisoning by indomethacin
  • Sulindac overdose
  • Sulindac overdose of undetermined intent
  • Sulindac poisoning
  • Sulindac poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Tenoxicam overdose
  • Tenoxicam overdose of undetermined intent
  • Tenoxicam poisoning
  • Tenoxicam poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Tolmetin overdose
  • Tolmetin overdose of undetermined intent
  • Tolmetin poisoning
  • Tolmetin poisoning of undetermined intent

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)
      • Nonopioid analgesics, antipyretics and antirheumatics (T39)

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 T39.394 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
Anti-inflammatory drug NECT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
Anti-inflammatory drug NEC
Anti-inflammatory drug NEC
  »nonsteroidal NEC
Anti-inflammatory drug NEC
  »nonsteroidal NEC
    »propionic acid derivative
Anti-inflammatory drug NEC
  »specified NEC
Flufenamic acidT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
Meclofenamic acidT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
Mefenamic acidT39.391T39.392T39.393T39.394T39.395T39.396
  »beta-cyclodextrin complex

Information for Patients

Pain Relievers

Pain relievers are medicines that reduce or relieve headaches, sore muscles, arthritis, or other aches and pains. There are many different pain medicines, and each one has advantages and risks. Some types of pain respond better to certain medicines than others. Each person may also have a slightly different response to a pain reliever.

Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are good for many types of pain. There are two main types of OTC pain medicines: acetaminophen (Tylenol) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Aspirin, naproxen (Aleve), and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) are examples of OTC NSAIDs.

If OTC medicines don't relieve your pain, your doctor may prescribe something stronger. Many NSAIDs are also available at higher prescription doses. The most powerful pain relievers are opioids. They are very effective, but they can sometimes have serious side effects. There is also a risk of addiction. Because of the risks, you must use them only under a doctor's supervision.

There are many things you can do to help ease pain. Pain relievers are just one part of a pain treatment plan.

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A poison is any substance that is harmful to your body. You might swallow it, inhale it, inject it, or absorb it through your skin. Any substance can be poisonous if too much is taken. Poisons can include

  • Prescription or over-the-counter medicines taken in doses that are too high
  • Overdoses of illegal drugs
  • Carbon monoxide from gas appliances
  • Household products, such as laundry powder or furniture polish
  • Pesticides
  • Indoor or outdoor plants
  • Metals such as lead and mercury

The effects of poisoning range from short-term illness to brain damage, coma, and death. To prevent poisoning it is important to use and store products exactly as their labels say. Keep dangerous products where children can't get to them. Treatment for poisoning depends on the type of poison. If you suspect someone has been poisoned, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.

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