ICD-10 Code T48.4X1

Poisoning by expectorants, accidental (unintentional)

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Poisoning Accidental

Not Valid for Submission

T48.4X1 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 expectorants, accidental (unintentional). The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: T48.4X1
Short Description:Poisoning by expectorants, accidental (unintentional)
Long Description:Poisoning by expectorants, accidental (unintentional)

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

  • T48.4X1A - Poisoning by expectorants, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
  • T48.4X1D - Poisoning by expectorants, accidental (unintentional), subsequent encounter
  • T48.4X1S - Poisoning by expectorants, accidental (unintentional), 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

Synonyms

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

  • Accidental acetylcysteine overdose
  • Accidental acetylcysteine poisoning
  • Accidental guaifenesin poisoning
  • Accidental poisoning by ether
  • Accidental terpin hydrate poisoning
  • Acetylcysteine overdose
  • Guaifenesin poisoning
  • Liquorice overdose
  • Poisoning by acetylcysteine
  • Poisoning by anti-common cold drug
  • Poisoning by expectorant
  • Poisoning by terpin hydrate

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references for the code T48.4X1 are found in the tabular index:

  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Poisoning by expectorants NOS

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T48.4X1 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
AcetylcysteineT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
AmbroxolT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
BromhexineT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
CarbocisteineT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
S-Carboxymethyl-cysteineT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Cough mixture (syrup)T48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Cough mixture (syrup)
  »containing opiates
T48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Cough mixture (syrup)
  »expectorants
T48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Deglycyrrhizinized extract of licoriceT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
DomiodolT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
DornaseT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
EprazinoneT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Expectorant NECT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
GlycerylT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Glyceryl
  »gualacolate
T48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Glyceryl
  »nitrate
T48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Glyceryl
  »triacetate (topical)
T48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Glyceryl
  »trinitrate
T48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Glycyrrhiza extractT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Glycyrrhizic acidT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Glycyrrhizinate potassiumT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Guaiacol derivativesT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
GuaifenesinT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
GuaimesalT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
GuaiphenesinT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Hydriodic acidT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
IpecacuanhaT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
LetosteineT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
LiquoriceT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Liquorice
  »extract
T48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
MecysteineT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
MesnaT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Mucolytic drugT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
MucomystT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
OrganidinT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Quillaja extractT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
RespaireT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Senega syrupT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
SobrerolT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Sputum viscosity-lowering drugT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
SteproninT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
SulfogaiacolT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
SuperinoneT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
TenoglicinT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
Terpin (cis) hydrateT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6
TyloxapolT48.4X1T48.4X2T48.4X3T48.4X4T48.4X5T48.4X6

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.

Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
  • Code also note - A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes - A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes - A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • Includes Notes - This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • Inclusion terms - List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable" - This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.
  • NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.
  • See - The "see" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index indicates that another term should be referenced. It is necessary to go to the main term referenced with the "see" note to locate the correct code.
  • See Also - A "see also" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index instructs that there is another main term that may also be referenced that may provide additional Alphabetic Index entries that may be useful. It is not necessary to follow the "see also" note when the original main term provides the necessary code.
  • 7th Characters - Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • With - The word "with" should be interpreted to mean "associated with" or "due to" when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word "with" in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order.