ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T50.901

Poisoning by unsp drug/meds/biol subst, accidental

Diagnosis Code T50.901

ICD-10: T50.901
Short Description: Poisoning by unsp drug/meds/biol subst, accidental
Long Description: Poisoning by unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances, accidental (unintentional)
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T50.901

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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)
      • Diuretics and oth and unsp drug/meds/biol subst (T50)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Accidental drug overdose
  • Accidental over-the-counter product overdose
  • Accidental poisoning
  • Accidental poisoning caused by central nervous system drug
  • Accidental poisoning caused by drugs, medicines and biologicals
  • Acidifying agent poisoning
  • Acquired platelet function disorder
  • Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Acute drug overdose
  • Alkalizing agent poisoning
  • Aplastic anemia due to drugs
  • Autoimmune thrombocytopenia
  • Biological substance poisoning
  • Capillary thrombosis
  • Chronic drug overdose
  • Drug AND/OR toxin-induced diarrhea
  • Drug induced optic neuropathy
  • Drug induced thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Drug interference with thyroid-binding globulin
  • Drug-induced immune thrombocytopenia
  • Drug-induced toxic erythema
  • Exanthematous disorder
  • Lipotropic drug poisoning
  • Non-infective diarrhea
  • Over the counter product overdose
  • Overdose of illicit drug
  • Over-the-counter product poisoning
  • Pathological drug intoxication
  • Perinatal jaundice from maternal transmission of drug or toxin
  • Platelet dysfunction caused by drugs
  • Poisoning caused by alkalinizing agent
  • Poisoning caused by central nervous system drug
  • Poisoning caused by dietetic drug
  • Poisoning caused by pharmaceutical adjunct
  • Scleroderma-like reaction caused by poison
  • Secondary aplastic anemia
  • Secondary autoimmune thrombocytopenia
  • Skin lesion due to drug overdose
  • Suicide by self-administered drug
  • Thrombotic microangiopathy
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Thyroid hormone binding abnormality
  • Thyroid-binding globulin abnormality
  • Toxic cytopenia
  • Toxic erythema
  • Toxic erythema
  • Toxic optic neuropathy
  • Toxic urticated erythema
  • Toxic urticated erythema caused by drug
  • Toxicoderma
  • Vaccine, immunoglobulins and antisera overdose

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T50.901 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
Acidifying agent NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Adjunct, pharmaceuticalT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Alkalinizing agents (medicinal)T50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Alkalizing agent NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Biological substance NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Dietetic drug NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Drug NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Drug NEC
  »specified NEC
Elemental dietT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Excipients, pharmaceuticalT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Headache cures, drugs, powders NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Lactose (as excipient)T50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Lipotropic drug NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Medicament NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Nutritional supplementT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
  »adjunct NEC
  »excipient NEC
  »viscous agent
Salt substituteT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Salt-replacing drugT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Sodium-free saltT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Soothing syrupT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Stone-dissolving drugT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Tablets [See Also: specified substance]T50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Tonic NECT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906
Viscous agentT50.901T50.902T50.903T50.904T50.905T50.906

Information for Patients

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)
  • Taking medicine at home - create a routine (Medical Encyclopedia)

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