ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 960.8

Poisoning-antibiotic NEC

Diagnosis Code 960.8

ICD-9: 960.8
Short Description: Poisoning-antibiotic NEC
Long Description: Poisoning by other specified antibiotics
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 960.8

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Poisoning by drugs, medicinals and biological substances (960-979)
      • 960 Poisoning by antibiotics

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Accidental fusidic acid overdose
  • Accidental fusidic acid poisoning
  • Accidental gentamicin overdose
  • Accidental gentamicin poisoning
  • Accidental sodium fusidate poisoning
  • Accidental spectinomycin overdose
  • Accidental spectinomycin poisoning
  • Accidental vancomycin overdose
  • Accidental vancomycin poisoning
  • Aminoglycosides poisoning
  • Fusidic acid overdose of undetermined intent
  • Fusidic acid poisoning
  • Fusidic acid poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Gentamicin overdose of undetermined intent
  • Gentamicin poisoning
  • Gentamicin poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Intentional fusidic acid overdose
  • Intentional fusidic acid poisoning
  • Intentional gentamicin overdose
  • Intentional gentamicin poisoning
  • Intentional sodium fusidate poisoning
  • Intentional spectinomycin overdose
  • Intentional spectinomycin poisoning
  • Intentional sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim overdose
  • Intentional vancomycin overdose
  • Intentional vancomycin poisoning
  • Latamoxef overdose of undetermined intent
  • Latamoxef poisoning
  • Latamoxef poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Netilmicin poisoning
  • Netilmicin poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Sodium fusidate poisoning
  • Spectinomycin overdose
  • Spectinomycin overdose of undetermined intent
  • Spectinomycin poisoning
  • Spectinomycin poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim overdose of undetermined intent
  • Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim poisoning
  • Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Trimethoprim poisoning
  • Trimethoprim poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Vancomycin overdose
  • Vancomycin overdose of undetermined intent
  • Vancomycin poisoning
  • Vancomycin poisoning of undetermined intent

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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