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Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking painkillers?

It's usually fine to drink alcohol if you're taking painkillers.

However, alcohol can sometimes increase the risk of side-effects from your medicines. For example, opioid analgesics can sometimes cause drowsiness or dizziness, which may be worse if you drink alcohol as well. If you're affected in this way, then it's a good idea to limit your alcohol intake.


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