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Is adefovir safe for my child to take?

In one study, researchers tracked 173 children, ages two to 17 years old, who took this drug for 48 weeks for their chronic hepatitis B and liver disease. For those aged 12 to 17 years, the medicine's safety profile was similar to that seen in adults. Adefovir is only to be used in patients over 12 years of age, according to the official labeling approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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