ICD-10 Code T50.5X5

Adverse effect of appetite depressants

Version 2019 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Adverse Effect

Not Valid for Submission

T50.5X5 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of adverse effect of appetite depressants. The code is NOT valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: T50.5X5
Short Description:Adverse effect of appetite depressants
Long Description:Adverse effect of appetite depressants

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

  • T50.5X5A - Adverse effect of appetite depressants, initial encounter
  • T50.5X5D - Adverse effect of appetite depressants, subsequent encounter
  • T50.5X5S - Adverse effect of appetite depressants, sequela

Replaced Code

This code was replaced 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)
      • Diuretics and oth and unsp drug/meds/biol subst (T50)

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

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 T50.5X5 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 922 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 923 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT MCC
  • 949 - AFTERCARE WITH CC/MCC
  • 950 - AFTERCARE WITHOUT CC/MCC

Synonyms

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

  • Amphetamine group adverse reaction
  • Amphetamine group adverse reaction
  • Amphetamine group adverse reaction
  • Centrally acting appetite suppressant adverse reaction
  • Dexfenfluramine adverse reaction
  • Diethylpropion adverse reaction
  • Fenfluramine adverse reaction
  • Mazindol adverse reaction
  • Phentermine adverse reaction

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T50.5X5 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

Information for Patients


Drug Reactions

Also called: Side effects

Most of the time, medicines make our lives better. They reduce aches and pains, fight infections, and control problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. But medicines can also cause unwanted reactions.

One problem is interactions, which may occur between

  • Two drugs, such as aspirin and blood thinners
  • Drugs and food, such as statins and grapefruit
  • Drugs and supplements, such as ginkgo and blood thinners
  • Drugs and diseases, such as aspirin and peptic ulcers

Interactions can change the actions of one or both drugs. The drugs might not work, or you could get side effects.

Side effects are unwanted effects caused by the drugs. Most are mild, such as a stomach aches or drowsiness, and go away after you stop taking the drug. Others can be more serious.

Drug allergies are another type of reaction. They can be mild or life-threatening. Skin reactions, such as hives and rashes, are the most common type. Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, is more rare.

When you start a new prescription or over-the-counter medication, make sure you understand how to take it correctly. Know which other medications and foods you need to avoid. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

  • Angioedema (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Drug allergies (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Drug-induced diarrhea (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Drug-induced tremor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Taking multiple medicines safely (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.