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What should I know before giving my child Lialda?

Before giving your child Lialda (mesalamine) for his ulcerative colitis, you should know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not have enough information to say for sure that the drug is safe and effective for children. This does not mean your child shouldn't take the drug, because his doctor may believe that it is the best treatment for him, even without studies confirming its safety and effectiveness in children.

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