Not Valid for Submission
T42.6X5 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of adverse effect of other antiepileptic and sedative-hypnotic drugs. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
The ICD-10-CM code T42.6X5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acne of external chemical origin, adverse reaction to carbromal derivative, adverse reaction to glutethimide, adverse reaction to methaqualone, anticonvulsant drug-induced osteomalacia , barbiturate antiepileptic adverse reaction, etc.
When coding an adverse effect of a drug that has been correctly prescribed and properly administered, assign the appropriate code for the nature of the adverse effect followed by the appropriate code for the adverse effect of the drug.
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Antiepileptic, sedative- hypnotic and antiparkinsonism drugs (T42). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
Specific Coding for Adverse effect of antiepileptic and sedative-hypnotic drugs
Non-specific codes like T42.6X5 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for adverse effect of antiepileptic and sedative-hypnotic drugs:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acne of external chemical origin
- Adverse reaction to carbromal derivative
- Adverse reaction to glutethimide
- Adverse reaction to methaqualone
- Anticonvulsant drug-induced osteomalacia
- Barbiturate antiepileptic adverse reaction
- Beclamide adverse reaction
- Bromine acne
- Bromine complexes adverse reaction
- Carbamate sedative adverse reaction
- Chloral hydrate adverse reaction
- Chlormethiazole adverse reaction
- Chlormezanone adverse reaction
- Fetal or neonatal effect of placental or breast transfer of anticonvulsant
- Fetal valproate syndrome
- Gabapentin adverse reaction
- Halogen acne
- Halogen eruption
- Lamotrigine adverse reaction
- Metabolic acidosis due to ingestion of drugs AND/OR chemicals
- Metabolic acidosis due to paraldehyde
- Methyprylone adverse reaction
- Osteomalacia secondary to drug
- Paraldehyde adverse reaction
- Piracetam adverse reaction
- Primidone adverse reaction
- Propionic acid derivative adverse reaction
- Sodium valproate adverse reaction
- Triclofos sodium adverse reaction
- Vigabatrin adverse reaction
- Zolpidem adverse reaction
- Zopiclone adverse reaction
Table of Drugs and Chemicals
The code T42.6X5 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. According to ICD-10 coding guidelines it is advised to do not code directly from the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, instead always refer back to the Tabular List when doing the initial coding. Each substance in the table is assigned a code according to the poisoning classification and external causes of adverse effects. It is important to use as many codes as necessary to specify all reported drugs, medicinal or chemical substances. If the same diagnosis code describes the causative agent for more than one adverse reaction, poisoning, toxic effect or underdosing, utilize the code only once.
Information for Patients
Also called: Side effects
Most of the time, medicines make our lives better. They reduce aches and pains, fight infections, and control problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. But medicines can also cause unwanted reactions.
One problem is interactions, which may occur between
- Two drugs, such as aspirin and blood thinners
- Drugs and food, such as statins and grapefruit
- Drugs and supplements, such as ginkgo and blood thinners
- Drugs and diseases, such as aspirin and peptic ulcers
Interactions can change the actions of one or both drugs. The drugs might not work, or you could get side effects.
Side effects are unwanted effects caused by the drugs. Most are mild, such as a stomach aches or drowsiness, and go away after you stop taking the drug. Others can be more serious.
Drug allergies are another type of reaction. They can be mild or life-threatening. Skin reactions, such as hives and rashes, are the most common type. Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, is more rare.
When you start a new prescription or over-the-counter medication, make sure you understand how to take it correctly. Know which other medications and foods you need to avoid. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
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