ICD-10-CM Code T50.6X1

Poisoning by antidotes and chelating agents, accidental (unintentional)

Version 2020 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code Poisoning Accidental

Not Valid for Submission

T50.6X1 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 antidotes and chelating agents, accidental (unintentional). The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code T50.6X1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accidental chelating agent poisoning, accidental disulfiram overdose, accidental disulfiram poisoning, alcohol deterrent overdose, antidote overdose, antidote poisoning, etc

ICD-10:T50.6X1
Short Description:Poisoning by antidotes and chelating agents, accidental
Long Description:Poisoning by antidotes and chelating agents, 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 T50.6X1:

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 antidotes and chelating agents NOS

Synonyms

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

  • Accidental chelating agent poisoning
  • Accidental disulfiram overdose
  • Accidental disulfiram poisoning
  • Alcohol deterrent overdose
  • Antidote overdose
  • Antidote poisoning
  • Chelating agent poisoning
  • Chelating agents and antidote overdose
  • Disulfiram overdose
  • Disulfiram poisoning
  • Poisoning by alcohol deterrent
  • Poisoning by antidote AND/OR chelating agent

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 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 T50.6X1 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
AntabuseT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Antidote NECT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Antidote NEC
  »heavy metal
T50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Chelating agent NECT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Cholinesterase reactivatorT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
CysteamineT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Deterrent, alcoholT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Detoxifying agentT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Disodium edetateT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
DisulfiramT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
EDTAT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acidT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Ethylenedinitrilotetra-acetateT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Fytic acid, nonasodiumT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
GlutathioneT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
MethyleneT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Methylene
  »blue
T50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Methylene
  »chloride or dichloride (solvent) NEC
T50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Methylthionine chlorideT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Methylthioninium chlorideT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
NitrefazoleT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Obidoxime chlorideT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
PAM (pralidoxime)T50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
PenicillamineT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Pralidoxime (iodide)T50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Pralidoxime (iodide)
  »chloride
T50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
ProtopamT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Tetraethylthiuram disulfideT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
Trisodium hydrogen edetateT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6
VersenateT50.6X1T50.6X2T50.6X3T50.6X4T50.6X5T50.6X6

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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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    • 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.
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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?
    • Do I need to avoid certain foods or alcohol while taking this medicine?

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