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My friend has strep throat and was prescribed zpak. his sore throat is about 75% gone, but last night and this morning his heart was racing. he is also extremely stressed right now for work. his mind is very cloudy. the heart palpitations have since stopp

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Palpitations: His palpitations may be due to anxiety and is not related to his strep throat. He might benefit from seeing a psychologist
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 44 years experience
See a doctor: i am glad he is feeling better and yes a lot of the symptoms could be stress related but the antibiotic that he took could cause arrhythmia that is the racing in his heart so he really need to see his doctor to eliminate the possibility of drug side effect and same time he will get proper medicine for his anxiety and stress please advise him to do so thank you and good luck

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