T41.2: Poisoning: Other and unspecified general anaesthetics

You have been poisoned by an anesthetic.

Anesthetics are medications used to cause numbing for operations, for example. The anesthetic can put you to sleep. Some anesthetics also prevent you from feeling pain.

An anesthetic can cause poisoning if, for example, when too much of it is administered. The anesthetic may also have been administered incorrectly or by mistake.

Poisoning by an anesthetic can affect the blood circulation and breathing, for example. The patient may not inhale enough or their blood pressure might be very low. Your heart may beat irregularly, too quickly or too slowly. Depending on the anesthetic, there may be various other symptoms.

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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