How is fatigue in pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) treated?

Updated: Jan 30, 2019
  • Author: Alice K Rutatangwa, DO, MSc; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Fatigue is a frequent symptom in children with MS and is noted more frequently than can be easily explained by depression, exhaustion from physical disability or heat exposure, sleep disturbance, or poor bowel/bladder control. Ameliorating these potential underlying causes of fatigue is a critical first step. Medications that have been anecdotally used to address fatigue in children with MS include amantadine, [57] modafinil, [58, 59] and methylphenidate.


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