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How do medications treat subdural empyema?

Medications have an important role in the treatment of subdural empyema. To fight the infection, your doctor will administer antibiotics intravenously. You will need to continue the entire course of the antibiotic treatment, which typically lasts three to six weeks. In some cases, an anticonvulsant medication may be given to minimize the risk of seizures.

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