Not Valid for Submission
T43.015 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of adverse effect of tricyclic antidepressants. The code 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 T43.015 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like amitriptyline adverse reaction, amoxapine adverse reaction, butriptyline adverse reaction, clomipramine adverse reaction, desipramine adverse reaction , dosulepin adverse reaction, etc.
Specific Coding for Adverse effect of tricyclic antidepressants
Header codes like T43.015 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 tricyclic antidepressants:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Amitriptyline adverse reaction
- Amoxapine adverse reaction
- Butriptyline adverse reaction
- Clomipramine adverse reaction
- Desipramine adverse reaction
- Dosulepin adverse reaction
- Doxepin adverse reaction
- Imipramine adverse reaction
- Iprindole adverse reaction
- Lofepramine adverse reaction
- Nortriptyline adverse reaction
- Protriptyline adverse reaction
- Tricyclic antidepressant drug adverse reaction
- Trimipramine adverse reaction
Table of Drugs and Chemicals
The code T43.015 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.
Information for Patients
Also called: SSRIs, Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, Tricyclic antidepressants
Antidepressants are medicines that treat depression. Your doctor can prescribe them for you. They work to balance some of the natural chemicals in our brains. It may take several weeks for them to help. There are several types of antidepressants. You and your doctor may have to try a few before finding what works best for you.
Antidepressants may cause mild side effects that usually do not last long. These may include headache, nausea, sleep problems, restlessness, and sexual problems. Tell your doctor if you have any side effects. You should also let your doctor know if you take any other medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.
It is important to keep taking your medicines, even if you feel better. Do not stop taking your medicines without talking to your doctor. You often need to stop antidepressants gradually.
NIH: National Institute of Mental Health
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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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