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A 35-year-old female asked:

Today i threw out my lower back real bad i can not straighten up. can i take a muscle relaxer while on prozac (fluoxetine). been on muscle relaxers before for neck?

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Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: You can take a muscle relaxant while taking Prozac. Flexeril or Robaxin are options. Zanaflex (tizanidine) is also a possibility. Talk with your doctor. Be careful with the potential for drowsiness. Hope this helps and hope your back gets better!

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