ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T41.3X1A

Poisoning by local anesthetics, accidental, init

Diagnosis Code T41.3X1A

ICD-10: T41.3X1A
Short Description: Poisoning by local anesthetics, accidental, init
Long Description: Poisoning by local anesthetics, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T41.3X1A

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The code T41.3X1A is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)
      • Anesthetics and therapeutic gases (T41)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T41.3X1A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Accidental cinchocaine poisoning
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  • Accidental oxybuprocaine overdose
  • Accidental oxybuprocaine poisoning
  • Accidental peripheral nerve and plexus-blocking anesthetic poisoning
  • Accidental poisoning caused by lignocaine
  • Accidental poisoning caused by local anesthetic
  • Accidental poisoning caused by procaine
  • Accidental poisoning caused by tetracaine
  • Accidental prilocaine overdose
  • Accidental prilocaine poisoning
  • Accidental procaine overdose
  • Accidental proxymetacaine overdose
  • Accidental proxymetacaine poisoning
  • Accidental spinal anesthetic poisoning
  • Benzocaine overdose
  • Benzocaine poisoning
  • Bupivacaine overdose
  • Bupivacaine poisoning
  • Cinchocaine overdose
  • Cinchocaine poisoning
  • Lignocaine overdose
  • Local anesthetic agent overdose
  • Local cocaine overdose
  • Oxybuprocaine overdose
  • Oxybuprocaine poisoning
  • Poisoning caused by lidocaine
  • Poisoning caused by local anesthetic
  • Poisoning caused by peripheral nerve AND/OR plexus-blocking anesthetic
  • Poisoning caused by procaine
  • Poisoning caused by spinal anesthetic
  • Poisoning caused by surface
  • Poisoning caused by tetracaine
  • Prilocaine overdose
  • Prilocaine poisoning
  • Procaine overdose
  • Proxymetacaine overdose
  • Proxymetacaine poisoning

Information for Patients


If you are having surgery, your doctor will give you medicine called an anesthetic. Anesthetics reduce or prevent pain. There are three main types:

  • Local - numbs one small area of the body. You stay awake and alert.
  • Regional - blocks pain in an area of the body, such an arm or leg. A common type is epidural anesthesia, which is often used during childbirth.
  • General - makes you unconscious. You do not feel any pain, and you do not remember the procedure afterwards.

You may also get a mild sedative to relax you. You stay awake but may not remember the procedure afterwards. Sedation can be used with or without anesthesia.

The type of anesthesia or sedation you get depends on many factors. They include the procedure you are having and your current health.

  • Conscious sedation for surgical procedures (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epidural block (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • General anesthesia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal and epidural anesthesia (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Medication Errors

Medicines cure 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 doctor's office, at the pharmacy, or at home. You can help prevent errors by

  • Knowing your medicines. Keep a list of the names of your medicines, how much you take, and when you take them. Include over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and supplements and herbs. Take this list to all your doctor visits.
  • Reading medicine labels and following the directions. Don't take medications prescribed for someone else.
  • Taking extra caution when giving medicines to children.
  • Asking questions. If you don't know the answers to these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
    • Why am I taking this medicine?
    • What are the common problems to watch out for?
    • What should I do if they occur?
    • When should I stop this medicine?
    • Can I take this medicine with the other medicines on my list?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • 6 Tips to Avoid Medication Mistakes (Food and Drug Administration)
  • How and when to get rid of unused medicines (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Keeping your medications organized (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Medication safety during your hospital stay (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Medication safety: Filling your prescription (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Storing your medicines (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Taking medicine at home - create a routine (Medical Encyclopedia)

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