ICD-9 Drug and Chemical Table and unlisted drugs

rick_54

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Hello, I'm trying to code a overdose of Trazodone Hydrochloride, but this particular drug is not listed in the drug and chemical table where I can access the poisoning number and proper E-code. The ICD-9 book does speak of an American Hospital Formulary Service as a possible source for information on unlisted drugs, but I was not able to find this drug through a search of the AHFS website. Any suggestions on how to locate this information would be appreciated. Thank you!
 

alincoln

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I'd like to hear what others do in these cases as well...

When I have a drug that I can't find in the chemical table either by brand or generic name, I research what kind of drug it is.
From doing a search on trazadone hydrochloride I found it was an anti-depressant. I then went to the table and looked under "antidepressants" and saw that there were several options based on what type of antidepressant - back to my search and found it was a tetracyclic antidepressant.
So I would pick 969.04

I'd love to hear what others do/come up with :)
 
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