ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T40.5X4

Poisoning by cocaine, undetermined

Diagnosis Code T40.5X4

ICD-10: T40.5X4
Short Description: Poisoning by cocaine, undetermined
Long Description: Poisoning by cocaine, undetermined
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T40.5X4

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The code T40.5X4 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)
      • Narcotics and psychodysleptics (T40)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Cocaine poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Overdose of cocaine of undetermined intent
  • Overdose of crack cocaine
  • Overdose of crack cocaine of undetermined intent
  • Poisoning caused by cocaine
  • Poisoning caused by crack cocaine
  • Poisoning caused by crack cocaine of undetermined intent

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T40.5X4 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
Coca (leaf)T40.5X1T40.5X2T40.5X3T40.5X4T40.5X5T40.5X6
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Information for Patients


Also called: Blow, C, Coca, Coke, Crack, Flake, Snow

Cocaine is a white powder. It can be snorted up the nose or mixed with water and injected with a needle. Cocaine can also be made into small white rocks, called crack. Crack is smoked in a small glass pipe.

Cocaine speeds up your whole body. You may feel full of energy, happy, and excited. But then your mood can change. You can become angry, nervous, and afraid that someone's out to get you. You might do things that make no sense. After the "high" of the cocaine wears off, you can "crash" and feel tired and sad for days. You also get a strong craving to take the drug again to try to feel better.

No matter how cocaine is taken, it is dangerous. Some of the most common serious problems include heart attack and stroke. You are also at risk for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, from sharing needles or having unsafe sex. Cocaine is more dangerous when combined with other drugs or alcohol.

It is easy to lose control over cocaine use and become addicted. Then, even if you get treatment, it can be hard to stay off the drug. People who stopped using cocaine can still feel strong cravings for the drug, sometimes even years later.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Cocaine withdrawal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Substance use -- cocaine (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tips for Teens: The Truth about Cocaine (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

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