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Alcohol has a diuretic effect - it increases the production of urine - and this is why drinking makes you pee more.

The amount of urine you pass depends on your tipple - beer drinkers are affected the most because they are consuming large volumes of liquid AND taking a diuretic.

But, this diuretic action of alcohol is mild and dehydration is not as big a problem as most drinkers imagine - the dry mouth the morning after is mainly due to the direct effects of alcohol on the mouth and tongue and not dehydration (see hangover).

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