Celebrity News – Gossips , Latest News, Pictures

Multiple medications led to Brittany Murphy’s death

Posted on: February 26, 2010

Brittany Murphy’s toxicology reports have revealed that the actress died because of multiple medications for the treatment of a “cold or other respiratory infection” in her blood system.

The “Clueless” star passed away Dec 20 after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home.

The documents read: “Multiple medications were present in the blood, with elevated levels of hydrocodone, acetaminophen, and chlorpheniramine. L-methamphetamine was also present.”

The 32-year-old actress had been taking a number of prescription and over-the-counter medications in the weeks leading up to her death to treat what she believed was a bout of influenza, Contactmusic.com reported.

The report further says: “It should be noted that the pattern of use of these medications suggests treatment of symptoms of a cold or other respiratory infection. Acetaminophen and hydrocodone are components of Vicodin. Chlorpheniramine is the active ingredient in some over-the-counter medications. L-methamphetamine is a component of some inhalers.

“The possible adverse physiological effects of elevated levels of these medications cannot be discounted, especially in her weakened state. Therefore, the manner of death is accidental.”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: