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Is it safe to take Lialda if I'm pregnant?

If you are pregnant, you should talk to your doctor to weigh the pros and cons of taking Lialda (mesalamine) for your ulcerative colitis.

The good news is that when pregnant rats and other lab animals were given high doses of the drug, their litters were not harmed. Still, drugs sometimes behave differently in people than in animals. Because Lialda will get into the bloodstream of your developing fetus, your doctor will prescribe Lialda only if he or she thinks it is the best option for you.

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