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Michael Jackson -- Strong Stimulant Found

4/7/2010 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There may be a clear explanation as to why Michael Jackson had trouble sleeping the night before he died -- authorities found a pill bottle in the room containing tablets that would have hyped the singer up big time.

The bottle, which had no label, contained 13 tablets. Each tablet had a combination of ephedrine, caffeine and aspirin. The commercial sale of ephedrine -- a stimulant designed for weight loss -- is banned in the U.S. because of reports of heart attacks, strokes and even death.

Each pill contained 25 mg of ephedrine, 200 mg of caffeine and 80 mg of aspirin. The caffeine alone in each pill is equivalent to nearly a 6-pack of Coca-Cola.

One company that manufactures the drug warns against using it past mid-afternoon, because it will cause insomnia.

According to the toxicology results, ephedrine was present in Jackson's urine.

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MissFinland    

rip

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Icebaby    

No that's ignorant. Lets' climb the tree, let's climb the tree. Chu chu train! Look at me, I'm Peter pan. I'm a little boy forever.

1629 days ago
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Simon    

Michael Jackson -- Strong Stimulant Found?


I guess for Michael Jackson another strong stimulant would be a little boys with his pants dropped around his ankles. lol

1629 days ago
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1629 days ago
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Truth    

Jackson was a crack head! What a loser!

1629 days ago
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Rob    

I can't help but think that the jackson family is almost as responsible as Dr. Murray. They needed to tell him he was destroying himself, and that they wouldn't speak to him again, until he got sober or sought out the help he deserved.

Maybe they did have some type of intervention, but based on his death, it wasn't stern enough. Now they are profiting big time off of his untimely demise.

I just hope that the executors will set aside all the income from his future cds and other sources, and put it away somewhere for his children. They need to keep that money away from the Jackson 5, Janet, and the a-hole dad.

1629 days ago
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janicebyrne01    

And who prescribed the medication to Michael? Who supplied the medication to Michael?? Soooo many people with Michael's blood on their grubby little paws. Michael always had trouble sleeping and that's why he had a PERSONAL physician to help him AND KEEP HIM ALIVE. Michael may have had a serious dependency but nothing alters THE FACTS... MURRAY'S negligence and recklessness and incompetence killed his patient. Murray is 100% guilty.

1629 days ago
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iFart    

Ephedrine was also used by the paramedics to jump-start his heart, so of course it was in his system...duh.

1629 days ago
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helen from greece    

This is garbage! I just can't believe that Michael is taking this kind of pills in order to loose weight. Michael can't sleep the night because of the pressure he has to endure. And don't forget that Michael suffers from lupus and one of symptom of this disease is the insomnia. So please stop the lies. We just don't believe in them...

1629 days ago
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republican mensa    

Mj was a wreck I'm tired of hearing about him he took uppers downers and a loser. Good riddens...................

1629 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

If you dislike Michael why are u assholes reading articles that is about him. If I don't like someone I don't read the article when TMZ post so damn grow up. Then it be the same ones and the same thing lil boys this and lil boys that the fact of the matter is that you like lil boys face it. R.I.P MJ and for the ones who says he should have died, no one need to die, would u like it if someone would wish it on ur mother, brother, sister, father, wife, kids then grow and get a life.

1629 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

If you dislike Michael why are u assholes reading articles that is about him. If I don't like someone I don't read the article when TMZ post so damn grow up. Then it be the same ones and the same thing lil boys this and lil boys that the fact of the matter is that you like lil boys face it. R.I.P MJ and for the ones who says he should have died, no one need to die, would u like it if someone would wish it on ur mother, brother, sister, father, wife, kids then grow and get a life.

1629 days ago
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Juan    

That ephedrine (ma huang), caffeine, aspirin combination is known for its synergistic qualities (stronger than the sum of its parts) and does not require a proscription to obtain. If M.J. was using it, it may have contributed to his death via over stimulation of the central nervous system.

1629 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

@ Tampa why don't you fuck off and leave him alone you moron

1629 days ago
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