Having PKU does not mean that alcohol is off limits, it’s just important to be aware of the amount and type of alcohol you choose to drink and most importantly that you drink responsibly.
The effect of drinking alcohol is the same for individuals with or without PKU. Alcohol, in any amount, can affect your body in some form.
It can change the way your brain processes information and affects your ability to make decisions. In terms of PKU this could be in relation to food choices; for example, you may choose to visit your local takeaway after a few drinks which could result in eating something that is high in protein and gives you raised phe levels.
If you are of legal age, and wish to drink alcohol responsibly – this website can provide further information on the Guidelines for the Safe Drinking of Alcohol in Australia.