Long List of Meds Found in Brittany Murphy's Home

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Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, and mother, Sharon Murphy, made a frantic attempt to revive her before paramedics arrived on Sunday morning.

Notes written by an investigator from the L.A. County Coroner's office show there were a shocking number of prescription meds on the late star's nightstand.

Brittany "had been complaining of shortness of breath and severe abdominal pain" for 7-10 days prior to her death from cardiac arrest two mornings ago.

Murphy went into the bathroom around 7:30 a.m.

Half an hour later, Brittany's mother, Sharon Murphy, went to check on her daughter, opened the bathroom door and found her on the floor unresponsive.

Brittany Murphy (1977-2009).

Sharon yelled for help. Her husband, who broke his silence on his wife's tragic death last night, heard the screams from Sharon and ran to the bathroom.

Sharon called 911 and Simon Monjack, who had been in bed, "attempted to revive the decedent by placing her in the shower and running the water."

Murphy was unresponsive and purged her stomach contents prior to the arrival of the paramedics. When paramedics arrived, she was "without signs of life."

Paramedics moved Brittany from the bathroom to the master bedroom, where they found a slew of prescription drugs. The medications included:

  • 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)
  • Miscellaneous vitamins

No alcohol containers, paraphernalia or illegal drugs were discovered.

According to the notes, "The night prior to her death, the decedent ... had consumed some noodles, leftover Thai food, Gatorade, water and tea with lemon."

Notes from investigators also say Brittany "had a history of hypoglycemia and was hospitalized in April 2009 for low blood sugar while on location in Oregon."

Simon Monjack told the investigator during the 7-10 days prior to her death, Brittany complained of shortness of breath and severe abdominal pains but he was not overly alarmed because "she often suffered from severe menstrual pains."

Investigators still believe that "foul play is not suspected."


Hey, I'm a big fan of Brittany and I don't mean any disrespect to anyone or to her family but there was a released 911 call made by her mother and I tried to find transcripts about that since I'm a deaf guy so I'd want to know what it was actually saying due to high volumes of people is talking crazy about it, I ended up wanting to know exactly so I could understand what it's all about. I couldn't even find one that interprets what it said. All I'm getting is just audio/video but not transcripts? Will anyone care to tell me what websites that has the full transcriptions of this? Please let me know. Thanks.


Simon Monjack,will go down for this,if the authorities are very thorough in their checking as to combos of her RX meds, and compare this with the ammount of meds that should be left in the jars, all compared with meds in the poor girls system. this may not happen in a week or two,but he will be charged with her demise.


I think some people are blowing this way out of proportion. This whole accidental overdose seems likely as for did she kill herself or what i don't think she did. She had a loving husband and mother. I think she just took her medication as usual and something happened and the meds overreacted in her system. She was on alot of medication so maybe they don't work well together. I think people need to leave this alone and let her family grieve. and as for the family my prayers are with you.


Put all that shit (meds?) into an elephant and I think it would keal over. WTF.


Isn't it funny how her mom found her when her husband was only steps away. How convenient for him he did it that's why he's all chatty kathy now. He did not want an autopsy because it would upset her mother bs...he did not want it because he's going to get caught. If i was her mother i would want the autopsy and any other mother would want the same for their daughter.


Ten will get you twenty the husband killed her somehow someway guaranteed. He has a shady track record they were married for two years and now shes dead. She had money and he was a con artist go figure. I wonder how much money he will inherit $$$$$$$$$$$$$? LAPD better think again he's not innocent. He found someway to end her life and the coroner hasn't discovered it yet, but they will give them time. He did it guaranteed.


the white skin and the black dress dose not look right with each other


I see the list of meds she was taking? I worked as a pharmacy tech and was wondering if the pharmacists in U.S. check interactions between meds? It seems like a long list for such a young girl to be taking, and was she taking at the correct time each day, with or without food? In Canada we use one pharmacy for our meds so that interactions and doses are monitored. Pharmacies here cannot accept any renewals as well over the phone, but need doctor confirmation in writing (via fax/email)...Just as Michael Jackson died, pharmacists seem to be filling prescriptions at random. The husband, well, she seems happy, but he still appears to be a slime.....rest in peace ....but let's get some regulations in place with pharmacies/pharmacists before another one dies....


I believe that Brittany was taken an awful amount of medications.
With such malnutrition, which is obvious to the eye, and that amount of medications it is not a surprise that she past away.


Brittany evidently had serious medical problems. She was talented person who wanted to be loved and she found a loving man and married him. I feel empathy towards her mother and husband. Tabloids should stop with dirty gossip about Brittany and her husband. They loved each other and Simon has lost his wife. People should be more compassionate towards late actress and her family.


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