ICD-10 Code T47.4X6

Underdosing of other laxatives

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Underdosing

Not Valid for Submission

T47.4X6 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of underdosing of other laxatives. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: T47.4X6
Short Description:Underdosing of other laxatives
Long Description:Underdosing of other laxatives

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

  • T47.4X6A - Underdosing of other laxatives, initial encounter
  • T47.4X6D - Underdosing of other laxatives, subsequent encounter
  • T47.4X6S - Underdosing of other laxatives, 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)
      • Agents primarily affecting the gastrointestinal system (T47)

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

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T47.4X6 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
AgarT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Atonia drug, intestinalT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Bran (wheat)T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Carboxymethyl-celluloseT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
CarmelloseT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Cathartic NECT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Cathartic NEC
  »anthacene derivative
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Cathartic NEC
  »bulk
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Cathartic NEC
  »contact
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Cathartic NEC
  »emollient NEC
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Cathartic NEC
  »irritant NEC
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Cathartic NEC
  »mucilage
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Cathartic NEC
  »saline
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Cathartic NEC
  »vegetable
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
CelluloseT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Cellulose
  »cathartic
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Cellulose
  »hydroxyethyl
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Cellulose
  »nitrates (topical)
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Cellulose
  »oxidized
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
ColaceT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Dioctyl sulfosuccinate (calcium) (sodium)T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Docusate sodiumT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
EthylhydroxycelluloseT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Fecal softenerT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Fiber, dietaryT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
GlycerinT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
GlycerolT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Glycerol
  »borax
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Glycerol
  »intravenous
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Glycerol
  »iodinated
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
IspagulaT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Ispagula
  »husk
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Karaya (gum)T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
KonsylT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Laxative NECT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Laxative NEC
  »osmotic
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Laxative NEC
  »saline
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Laxative NEC
  »stimulant
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
LinseedT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
LiquidT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Liquid
  »paraffin
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Liquid
  »petrolatum
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Liquid
  »petrolatum
    »topical
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Liquid
  »specified NEC
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Liquid
  »substance
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
MetamucilT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
MethylcelluloseT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Methylcellulose
  »laxative
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Mucilage, plantT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Olive oil (medicinal) NECT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Peach kernel oil (emulsion)T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Peanut oil (emulsion) NECT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Peanut oil (emulsion) NEC
  »topical
T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
PoloxalkolT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
PoloxamerT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
PolycarbophilT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Psyllium hydrophilic mucilloidT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Purgative NEC [See Also: Cathartic]T47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
SorbitolT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
SterculiaT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6
Tartrate, laxativeT47.4X1T47.4X2T47.4X3T47.4X4T47.4X5T47.4X6

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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