ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T65.1X4

Toxic effect of strychnine and its salts, undetermined

Diagnosis Code T65.1X4

ICD-10: T65.1X4
Short Description: Toxic effect of strychnine and its salts, undetermined
Long Description: Toxic effect of strychnine and its salts, undetermined
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T65.1X4

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source (T51-T65)
      • Toxic effect of other and unspecified substances (T65)

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T65.1X4 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
Nux vomicaT65.1X1T65.1X2T65.1X3T65.1X4
Strychnine (nonmedicinal) (pesticide) (salts)T65.1X1T65.1X2T65.1X3T65.1X4
Strychnine (nonmedicinal) (pesticide) (salts)

Information for Patients


A poison is any substance that is harmful to your body. You might swallow it, inhale it, inject it, or absorb it through your skin. Any substance can be poisonous if too much is taken. Poisons can include

  • Prescription or over-the-counter medicines taken in doses that are too high
  • Overdoses of illegal drugs
  • Carbon monoxide from gas appliances
  • Household products, such as laundry powder or furniture polish
  • Pesticides
  • Indoor or outdoor plants
  • Metals such as lead and mercury

The effects of poisoning range from short-term illness to brain damage, coma, and death. To prevent poisoning it is important to use and store products exactly as their labels say. Keep dangerous products where children can't get to them. Treatment for poisoning depends on the type of poison. If you suspect someone has been poisoned, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.

  • Poisoning (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Poisoning first aid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Toxicology screen (Medical Encyclopedia)

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