ICD-10 Code T42.3X2

Poisoning by barbiturates, intentional self-harm

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Poisoning Intentional

Not Valid for Submission

T42.3X2 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 barbiturates, intentional self-harm. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: T42.3X2
Short Description:Poisoning by barbiturates, intentional self-harm
Long Description:Poisoning by barbiturates, intentional self-harm

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

  • T42.3X2A - Poisoning by barbiturates, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
  • T42.3X2D - Poisoning by barbiturates, intentional self-harm, subsequent encounter
  • T42.3X2S - Poisoning by barbiturates, intentional self-harm, sequela

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)
      • Antiepileptic, sedative- hypnotic and antiparkinsonism drugs (T42)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (first year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA mandated 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

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms

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

  • Amylobarbitone overdose
  • Butabarbitone overdose
  • Cyclobarbitone overdose
  • Cyclobarbitone poisoning
  • Intentional amylobarbitone overdose
  • Intentional amylobarbitone poisoning
  • Intentional barbitone poisoning
  • Intentional barbiturate overdose
  • Intentional butabarbitone overdose
  • Intentional butabarbitone poisoning
  • Intentional cyclobarbitone overdose
  • Intentional cyclobarbitone poisoning
  • Intentional methylphenobarbitone overdose
  • Intentional methylphenobarbitone poisoning
  • Intentional pentobarbitone poisoning
  • Intentional phenobarbitone overdose
  • Intentional phenobarbitone poisoning
  • Intentional quinalbarbitone overdose
  • Intentional quinalbarbitone poisoning
  • Methylphenobarbitone overdose
  • Methylphenobarbitone poisoning
  • Phenobarbitone overdose
  • Poisoning by amobarbital
  • Poisoning by barbital
  • Poisoning by butabarbital
  • Poisoning by pentobarbital
  • Poisoning by phenobarbital
  • Poisoning by secobarbital
  • Quinalbarbitone overdose
  • Suicide attempt by barbiturate overdose
  • Suicide attempt by drug overdose

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T42.3X2 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
AgrypnalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
AllobarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
AllylisopropylmalonylureaT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
AllypropymalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
AlurateT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Amobarbital (sodium)T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
AmylobarbitoneT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Amytal (sodium)T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
AprobarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
BarbenylT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
BarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Barbital
  »sodium
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
BarbitoneT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Barbiturate NECT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Barbiturate NEC
  »with tranquilizer
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Barbiturate NEC
  »anesthetic (intravenous)
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
BrallobarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Butabarbital (sodium)T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
ButabarbitoneT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
ButabarpalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
ButalbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
ButallylonalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
ButethalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Butisol (sodium)T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
ButobarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Butobarbital
  »sodium
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
ButobarbitoneT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
CarbritalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
CyclobarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
CyclobarbitoneT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
DelvinalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Diallylbarbituric acidT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
DiallymalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
DiemalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
DiethylT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Diethyl
  »barbituric acid
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Diethyl
  »carbamazine
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Diethyl
  »carbinol
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Diethyl
  »carbonate
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Diethyl
  »ether (vapor) [See Also: ether]
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Diethyl
  »oxide
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Diethyl
  »propion
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Diethyl
  »stilbestrol
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Diethyl
  »toluamide (nonmedicinal)
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Diethyl
  »toluamide (nonmedicinal)
    »medicinal
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
DifebarbamateT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
DormiralT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
EnhexymalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
EskabarbT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
EthobralT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
EtilfenT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
EtovalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
EunerylT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
EvipalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Evipal
  »sodium
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
EvipanT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Evipan
  »sodium
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
FebarbamateT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
FenobarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
GardenalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
GardepanylT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
GemonilT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
HeptabarbT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
HeptabarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
HeptabarbitoneT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
HexemalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Hexethal (sodium)T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
HexobarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Hexobarbital
  »rectal
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Hexobarbital
  »sodium
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
IpralT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
LotusateT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
LuminalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
MeballymalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
MebaralT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
MebumalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
MedinalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
MedominT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
MephebarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
MephobarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
MetharbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
MethituralT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Methobarbital, methobarbitoneT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
MethylhexabitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
MethylphenobarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
MysolineT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
NealbarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
NembutalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
NeonalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
NeravalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
NeravanT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
NeurobarbT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
NoptilT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
NunolT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Ortal (sodium)T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
PentobarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Pentobarbital
  »sodium
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
PentobarbitoneT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
PentymalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
PernoctonT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
PernostonT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Phanodorm, phanodornT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
PhemitoneT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
PhenemalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
PhenobalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
PhenobarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Phenobarbital
  »with
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Phenobarbital
  »with
    »mephenytoin
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Phenobarbital
  »with
    »phenytoin
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Phenobarbital
  »sodium
T42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
PhenobarbitoneT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
PhenonylT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
PhenylmethylbarbitoneT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
ProbarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
PropallylonalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
ProxibarbalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
QuinalbarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Quinalbarbitone sodiumT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
SecbutabarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
SecbutabarbitoneT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
SecobarbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
SeconalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
SomonalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
SonerylT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
TalbutalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
VeramonT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
VeronalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
Vinbarbital, vinbarbitoneT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6
VinylbitalT42.3X1T42.3X2T42.3X3T42.3X4T42.3X5T42.3X6

Information for Patients


Poisoning

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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Self-Harm

What is self-harm?

Self-harm, or self-injury, is when a person hurts his or her own body on purpose. The injuries may be minor, but sometimes they can be severe. They may leave permanent scars or cause serious health problems. Some examples are

  • Cutting yourself (such as using a razor blade, knife, or other sharp object to cut your skin)
  • Punching yourself or punching things (like a wall)
  • Burning yourself with cigarettes, matches, or candles
  • Pulling out your hair
  • Poking objects through body openings
  • Breaking your bones or bruising yourself

Self-harm is not a mental disorder. It is a behavior - an unhealthy way to cope with strong feelings. However, some of the people who harm themselves do have a mental disorder.

People who harm themselves are usually not trying to kill themselves. But they are at higher risk of attempting suicide if they do not get help.

Why do people harm themselves?

There are different reasons why people harm themselves. Often, they have trouble coping and dealing with their feelings. They harm themselves to try to

  • Make themselves feel something, when they feel empty or numb inside
  • Block upsetting memories
  • Show that they need help
  • Release strong feelings that overwhelm them, such as anger, loneliness, or hopelessness
  • Punish themselves
  • Feel a sense of control

Who is at risk for self-harm?

There are people of all ages who harm themselves, but it usually starts in the teen or early adult years. Self-harm is more common in people who

  • Were abused or went through a trauma as children
  • Have mental disorders, such as
    • Depression
    • Eating disorders
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Certain personality disorders
  • Abuse drugs or alcohol
  • Have friends who self-harm
  • Have low self-esteem

What are the signs of self-harm?

Signs that someone may be hurting themselves include

  • Having frequent cuts, bruises, or scars
  • Wearing long sleeves or pants even in hot weather
  • Making excuses about injuries
  • Having sharp objects around for no clear reason

How can I help someone who self-harms?

If someone you know is self-harming, it is important not to be judgmental. Let that person know that you want to help. If the person is a child or teenager, ask him or her to talk to a trusted adult. If he or she won't do that, talk to a trusted adult yourself. If the person who is self-harming is an adult, suggest mental health counseling.

What the treatments are for self-harm?

There are no medicines to treat self-harming behaviors. But there are medicines to treat any mental disorders that the person may have, such as anxiety and depression. Treating the mental disorder may weaken the urge to self-harm.

Mental health counseling or therapy can also help by teaching the person

  • Problem-solving skills
  • New ways to cope with strong emotions
  • Better relationship skills
  • Ways to strengthen self-esteem

If the problem is severe, the person may need more intensive treatment in a psychiatric hospital or a mental health day program.


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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.