2021 ICD-10-CM Code T50.5X1

Poisoning by appetite depressants, accidental (unintentional)

Version 2021
Replaced Code
Non-Billable Code
Poisoning Accidental

Not Valid for Submission

T50.5X1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of poisoning by appetite depressants, accidental (unintentional). The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

The ICD-10-CM code T50.5X1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accidental central appetite depressant overdose, accidental poisoning by central appetite depressant, central appetite depressant overdose or poisoning by central appetite depressant.

ICD-10:T50.5X1
Short Description:Poisoning by appetite depressants, accidental
Long Description:Poisoning by appetite depressants, accidental (unintentional)

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Poisoning by appetite depressants, accidental

Header codes like T50.5X1 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for poisoning by appetite depressants, accidental:

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2021 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, 2020. This code was replaced for the FY 2021 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021).


  • 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 T50.5X1:


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.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T50.5X1 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
AmfepramoneT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
AminorexT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
Anorexiant (central)T50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
Anorexic agentsT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
Appetite depressants, centralT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
BenzamphetamineT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
BenzfetamineT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
BenzphetamineT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
Bulk fillerT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
Bulk filler
  »cathartic
T50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
CathineT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
ChlorphentermineT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
ClobenzorexT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
CloforexT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
ClortermineT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
Depressant, appetiteT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
DepressantT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
Depressant
  »appetite (central)
T50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
Depressant
  »cardiac
T50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
Depressant
  »central nervous system (anesthetic) [See Also: Central nervous system, depressants]
T50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
Depressant
  »central nervous system (anesthetic) [See Also: Central nervous system, depressants]
    »general anesthetic
T50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
Depressant
  »central nervous system (anesthetic) [See Also: Central nervous system, depressants]
    »muscle tone
T50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
Depressant
  »muscle tone, central
T50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
Depressant
  »psychotherapeutic
T50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
DexfenfluramineT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
DiethylpropionT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
FenbutrazateT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
FenfluramineT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
FenproporexT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
LevopropylhexedrineT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
MazindolT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
MefenorexT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
NorpseudoephedrineT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
OxazimedrineT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
PhenbutrazateT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
PhendimetrazineT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
PhenmetrazineT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6
PhentermineT50.5X1T50.5X2T50.5X3T50.5X4T50.5X5T50.5X6

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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)