ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T36.3X1

Poisoning by macrolides, accidental (unintentional)

Diagnosis Code T36.3X1

ICD-10: T36.3X1
Short Description: Poisoning by macrolides, accidental (unintentional)
Long Description: Poisoning by macrolides, accidental (unintentional)
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T36.3X1

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The code T36.3X1 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • 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)
      • Systemic antibiotics (T36)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Accidental azithromycin overdose
  • Accidental azithromycin poisoning
  • Accidental clarithromycin overdose
  • Accidental clarithromycin poisoning
  • Accidental erythromycin overdose
  • Accidental erythromycin poisoning
  • Accidental oleandomycin poisoning
  • Accidental spiramycin poisoning
  • Azithromycin overdose
  • Azithromycin poisoning
  • Clarithromycin overdose
  • Clarithromycin poisoning
  • Erythromycin overdose
  • Erythromycin poisoning
  • Macrolide overdose
  • Poisoning caused by erythromycin AND/OR other macrolide
  • Poisoning caused by macrolide
  • Poisoning caused by oleandomycin
  • Poisoning caused by spiramycin

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code T36.3X1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T36.3X1 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
Erythromycin (salts)T36.3X1T36.3X2T36.3X3T36.3X4T36.3X5T36.3X6
Erythromycin (salts)
  »ophthalmic preparation
Erythromycin (salts)
  »topical NEC
  »ophthalmic preparation
  »topical NEC

Information for Patients


Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used properly, antibiotics can save lives. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Your body's natural defenses can usually take it from there.

Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses, such as

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Most coughs and bronchitis
  • Sore throats, unless caused by strep

If a virus is making you sick, taking antibiotics may do more harm than good. Using antibiotics when you don't need them, or not using them properly, can add to antibiotic resistance. This happens when bacteria change and become able to resist the effects of an antibiotic.

When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. It is important to finish your medicine even if you feel better. If you stop treatment too soon, some bacteria may survive and re-infect you. Do not save antibiotics for later or use someone else's prescription.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Medication Errors

Medicines cure 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 doctor's office, at the pharmacy, or at home. You can help prevent errors by

  • Knowing your medicines. Keep a list of the names of your medicines, how much you take, and when you take them. Include over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and supplements and herbs. Take this list to all your doctor visits.
  • Reading medicine labels and following the directions. Don't take medications prescribed for someone else.
  • Taking extra caution when giving medicines to children.
  • Asking questions. If you don't know the answers to these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
    • Why am I taking this medicine?
    • What are the common problems to watch out for?
    • What should I do if they occur?
    • When should I stop this medicine?
    • Can I take this medicine with the other medicines on my list?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • 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)
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