Last night, L.A. County released Whitney Houston‘s complete coroner’s autopsy report.
The singer, who passed away February 11, 2012 was determined to accidentally drown to death in a brief report released March 22.
Now, the full autopsy report shows that the room was riddled with both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs—there were numerous empty pill packets—alcohol and narcotics.
We sifted through the 42-page document and uncovered more than 15 interesting things leading up to Houston’s passing.
You can view the full report here.
There was a bottle of beer on a nightstand, an open beer can on a table and an open bottle of champagne above a mini-bar in Houston's room.
-Houston was left alone for 36-51 minutes before being found face down in the bathtub.
-The tub Houston was found in was filled with water, while some overflowed to the floor; however, it was not found running.
-The carpet in the bedroom and bathroom floor were soaked with water.
Did she get in and out of the tub?
-A towel, bottle of rubbing alcohol and a pitcher were found in the bathtub.
A small spoon with a white crystal like substance in it and a rolled up piece of white paper, along with other miscellaneous items was found on the bathroom counter.
Remnants of 'a white powdery substance' were found on the counter and its base.
'Located in the southeast corner was a table with multiple bottles of prescription medications, prescribed to the decedent, multiple blister packs, a loose tablet and other miscellaneous items'
'Located on the west wall, central portion were three tables with plates of food, an open can of beer, a single casule…'
'Located in the southwest portion was a 3-drawer dresser with a bottle of prescription medication, loose tablets, a bottle of a supplement…'
Houston was believed to possibly overdose on a narcotic, prescription medication, OTC medication and alcohol.
24 blister packs of antihistamine (Benedryl) tablets
4 empty blister packs with 8 tablets of midol each (that's 32 Midol)
3 empty blister packs of antihistamine (Benedryl) tablets
2 blister packs containing 2 maximum strength Mucinex dm tablets
2 empty blister packs of Midol extended tablets
1 small spoon with a white crystal-like subs
1 open bottle of CVS ibuprofen 200 mg tablets (originally a 50 count) 9 remaining
'The decedent complained of having a sore throat that had been lingering for the past few days.'
Houston had been taking a large amount of anti-bacterial medication for sore throats. (More on that later.)
Abrasions were found on the left side of her forehead, left side of her nose, her right shoulder, her left hand and her left arm. Defribillator patches were on her upper right side of her chest and left side of her torso.
- Aciphex (treats gastroesophageal reflux disease) took 29/30 pills in 25 days
- 2 prescriptions of Alprazolam (Xanax) anxiety medication
90 given on November 1, 2011 and another 15 issued only 36 days later.
-Amoxicillin TR-K CLV to fight bacterial infection October 2011 and again January and again in February. (normally taken for 10 days)
This is usually taken as strep throat medication.
-2 of dexamethasone (once in September of 2011 (6 pills) and again January 31, 2012 (3 pills). She took all of them before passing.
This is used to relieve inflammation and to treat arthritis. It's known to cause insomnia, dizziness, headache, anxiety, easy bruising.
-Xanax issued January 20, 2012 - issued 15 pills. Remaining: 0
-Prednisone issued January 18, 2012, 21. Remaining: 0
Used to treat: low corticosteroid levels or arthritis, severe allergic reactions, breathing problems
Minocycline HCL issued 30 tablets December 2010. Remaining: 6
Used to treat: bacterial infections including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections
Nystatin 100000 Sus Mort Remaing: 1/3 of liquid left
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