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Can I drink alcohol while taking codeine?

It's unwise to consume any alcoholic beverages while taking codeine. This drug is a narcotic, which means it can make you sleepy and dull your senses. Consuming alcohol while taking codeine can exaggerate those side effects. In excess the combination of alcohol and codeine can be fatal.

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