T36.4: Poisoning: Tetracyclines

You have been poisoned by an antibiotic in the tetracycline group.

An antibiotic is a drug that acts against bacteria. Bacteria are pathogens. Drugs acting against bacteria are divided into different groups. The groups differ in how exactly they act, for example. The tetracycline group includes, for example, tetracycline and doxycycline.

A drug can cause poisoning if, for example, too much of it is taken. The drug may also be administered or taken by mistake.

Poisoning by an antibiotic in the tetracycline group can cause nausea and vomiting or diarrhea, for example. The antibiotic may also impair the function of various internal organs. This can affect the kidneys, liver or pancreas, for example.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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