At what age do doctors generally start giving the kids pills for MS as opposed to injections?
There are no guidelines on this and all medications used in pediatric MS are used “off label”, meaning none have been approved by the FDA for pediatric MS. Each case is considered individually and many aspects of the child’s history must be taken into account. Thus, there is no specific age at which oral medications are uniquely considered in children.
Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS
Director, Transverse Myelitis and Neuromyelitis Optica Program
Director, Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Program
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Department of Pediatrics
Cain-Denius Scholar of Mobility Disorders
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center