ICD-10 Code T48.5X6

Underdosing of other anti-common-cold drugs

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Underdosing
ICD-10:T48.5X6
Short Description:Underdosing of other anti-common-cold drugs
Long Description:Underdosing of other anti-common-cold drugs

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 T48.5X6 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 anti-common-cold drugs. The code is NOT valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

  • T48.5X6A - Underdosing of other anti-common-cold drugs, initial encounter
  • T48.5X6D - Underdosing of other anti-common-cold drugs, subsequent encounter
  • T48.5X6S - Underdosing of other anti-common-cold drugs, sequela

Deleted Code

This code was deleted in the 2019 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, 2018. This code was replaced for the FY 2019 (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019).

  • 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)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code T48.5X6 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 949 - AFTERCARE WITH CC/MCC
  • 949 - AFTERCARE WITH CC/MCC
  • 950 - AFTERCARE WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 950 - AFTERCARE WITHOUT CC/MCC

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T48.5X6 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
Amidefrine mesilateT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
Anti-common-cold drug NECT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
APCT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
Benzoin (tincture)T48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
CinnamedrineT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
ContacT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
Decongestant, nasal (mucosa)T48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
Decongestant, nasal (mucosa)
  »combination
T48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
FenoxazolineT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
IndanazolineT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
MentholT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
MetizolineT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
NaphazolineT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
OxymetazolineT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
PropylhexedrineT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
TramazolineT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
TuaminoheptaneT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
TymazolineT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6
XylometazolineT48.5X1T48.5X2T48.5X3T48.5X4T48.5X5T48.5X6

Information for Patients


Cold and Cough Medicines

Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing -- everyone knows the symptoms of the common cold. It is probably the most common illness. Every year, adults get about 2-3 colds, and children get even more.

What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? Besides drinking lots of fluids and getting plenty of rest, you may decide to take medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things.

  • Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose
  • Cough suppressants - quiet a cough
  • Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up
  • Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing
  • Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains

Before taking these medicines, read the labels carefully. Many cold and cough medicines contain the same active ingredients. For example, taking too much of certain pain relievers can lead to serious injury. Do not give cold or cough medicines to children under four, and don't give aspirin to children. Finally, antibiotics won't help a cold.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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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?

Food and Drug Administration

  • 6 Tips to Avoid Medication Mistakes (Food and Drug Administration)
  • How and when to get rid of unused medicines (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Keeping your medications organized (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Medication safety during your hospital stay (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Medication safety: Filling your prescription (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Storing your medicines (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Taking medicine at home - create a routine (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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.