News December 22, 2009
Brittany Murphy Had 'Large Amounts' of Medications
Brittany Murphy had a shocking amount of prescription pills on her nightstand the day she died, according to a new report.
According to notes written by Investigator Blacklock from the L.A. Coroner's office and obtained by TMZ, Brittany had a "large amount" of prescription bottles on her nightstand, found by paramedics when they moved Murphy from the bathroom to her bedroom.
"A check of the nightstands revealed large amounts of prescription medication in the decedent's name," the notes read. "Also noted were numerous empty prescription medication bottles in the decedent's husband's name, the decedent's mother's name and unidentified third party names."
The medications found include: Topamax (anti-seizure meds also to prevent migraines), Methylprednisolone (anti-inflammatory), Fluoxetine (depression med), Klonopin (anxiety med), Carbamazepine (treats Diabetic symptoms and is also a bipolar med), Ativan (anxiety med), Vicoprofen (pain reliever), Propranolol (hypertension, used to prevent heart attacks), Biaxin (antibiotic), Hydrocodone (pain med) and vitamins.
The notes say, "No alcohol containers, paraphernalia or illegal drugs were discovered."
Brittany's mother Sharon "discovered the decedent lying on the floor unresponsive" in the bathroom on Sunday morning. She yelled to Brittany's husband Simon Monjack for help. The documents state that Sharon dialed 911 while Simon "attempted to revive the decedent by placing her in the shower and running the water."
Brittany, who was "without signs of life" when the paramedics arrived, had been "complaining of shortness of breath and severe abdominal pain" for approximately a week before her death. Monjack told the investigator that he wasn't alarmed by Brittany's complaints because the actress "often suffered from severe menstrual pains."