ICD-10 Code T48.3X6

Underdosing of antitussives

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Underdosing

Not Valid for Submission

T48.3X6 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 antitussives. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: T48.3X6
Short Description:Underdosing of antitussives
Long Description:Underdosing of antitussives

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

  • T48.3X6A - Underdosing of antitussives, initial encounter
  • T48.3X6D - Underdosing of antitussives, subsequent encounter
  • T48.3X6S - Underdosing of antitussives, 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 prim act on smooth and skeletal musc and the resp sys (T48)

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 T48.3X6 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
Antitussive NECT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
Antitussive NEC
  »codeine mixture
T48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
Antitussive NEC
  »opiate
T48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
BenproperineT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
BenzonatateT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
Bibenzonium bromideT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
ButamirateT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
CarbetapentaneT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
ChlophedianolT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
ClobutinolT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
ClofedanolT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
CloperastineT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
ClophedianolT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
DextromethorphanT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
Dibunate sodiumT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
DimemorfanT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
DimethoxanateT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
DropropizineT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
FedrilateT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
FominobenT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
Isoaminile (citrate)T48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
LevdropropizineT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
MethorateT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
NarcotineT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
NectadonT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
NoscapineT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
Oxeladin (citrate)T48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
OxolamineT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
PentoxyverineT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
PholcodineT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
PicoperineT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
PipazetateT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
PiperidioneT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
PrenoxdiazineT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
RomilarT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
TessalonT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
ThebaconT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
TipepidineT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6
ZipeprolT48.3X1T48.3X2T48.3X3T48.3X4T48.3X5T48.3X6

Information for Patients


Medication Errors

Medicines treat 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 health care provider's office, at the pharmacy, or at home. You can help prevent errors by

  • Knowing your medicines. When you get a prescription, ask the name of the medicine and check to make sure that the pharmacy gave you the right medicine. Make sure that you understand how often you should take the medicine and how long you should take it.
  • Keeping a list of medicines.
    • Write down all of the medicines that you are taking, including the names of your medicines, how much you take, and when you take them. Make sure to include any over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, supplements, and herbs that you take.
    • List the medicines that you are allergic to or that have caused you problems in the past.
    • Take this list with you every time you see a health care provider.
  • Reading medicine labels and following the directions. Don't just rely on your memory - read the medication label every time. Be especially careful when giving medicines to children.
  • Asking questions. If you don't know the answers to these questions, ask your health care provider or pharmacist:
    • Why am I taking this medicine?
    • What are the common side effects?
    • What should I do if I have side effects?
    • When should I stop this medicine?
    • Can I take this medicine with the other medicines and supplements on my list?
    • Do I need to avoid certain foods or alcohol while taking this medicine?

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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.