Table 2.

Ten most common poisoning substances by five character ICD-10 code

Substance (by 5 character ICD-10 code)Poisoning events including named substance, nEvents involving substance, % (N = 23 326)
T39.1 4-Aminophenol derivatives (paracetamol)928939.8
T51.0 Ethanol (drinking alcohol)763532.7
T39.3 Other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs]269611.6
T43.2 Other and unspecified antidepressants (includes SSRIs)237310.2
T40.2 Other opioids17667.6
T42.4 Benzodiazepines10754.6
T39.0 Salicylates (aspirin)10724.6
T43.6 Psychostimulants with abuse potential9764.2
T42.6 Other antiepileptic and sedative hypnotic drugs7363.2
T43.0 Tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants6242.7
  • Italics not included in ICD-10 description but added by the authors for explanation. ICD = International Classification of Diseases. SSRIs = selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.