ICD-10-CM Code T48.4X1

Poisoning by expectorants, accidental (unintentional)

Version 2020 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. The ICD-10-CM code T48.4X1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accidental acetylcysteine overdose, accidental acetylcysteine poisoning, accidental guaifenesin poisoning, accidental poisoning by ether, accidental terpin hydrate poisoning, acetylcysteine overdose, etc

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:

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

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 are applicable to the code T48.4X1:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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.
  • Poisoning by expectorants NOS

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

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 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

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

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  • 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.
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    • 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?
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