A laundry list of drugs (including Benadryl, Klonopin, Valium, Ativan, atropine, topiramate, ciprofloxacin) combined with sleep drug chloral hydrate to cause acute drug intoxication.Hmm. Benadryl is an over-the-counter medication for allergies, but it's also used as a sleep aid (e.g., Tylenol PM is Tylenol and Benadryl). Klonopin, Valium, and Ativan are all prescription medications used in treating anxiety, and they are sedatives/muscle relaxants. Cipro is an antibiotic, and I honestly don't know what atropine and topiramate are. But considering she also had yet one more very serious sleep agent--the chloral hydrate--in her system, it's no wonder she fell asleep never to wake up. And wasn't she supposedly drinking earlier in the day as well? Or at least the evening before? Alcohol's a depressant, too.
The medical examiner stated that, taken by itself, none of the above drugs would've killed her. But when you put them all together, they intensify the effects, and her respiratory system simply shut down. It's so sad, and her death was so completely preventable.