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Can I drink alcohol while taking Demerol?

No, you should not drink alcoholic beverages while you are taking Demerol (meperidine). Side effects commonly reported by people taking Demerol include sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness and lightheadedness. Alcohol makes these side effects worse. Also be sure that you are not consuming any medicines or foods that contain alcohol while taking this medicine.

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