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How is 17P given?

The 17P medication is given in a once-a-week injection (shot).
  • Weekly injections usually begin in the 16th to 20th week of pregnancy (though they may start later). They should continue through the 36th week of pregnancy.
  • Each injection must be given into a muscle. Most women choose to have the injection in the buttock muscle or thigh muscle.
  • You can get your weekly injection at your doctor’s office or at home. (At home, you can inject yourself or have someone do it for you.) Talk to your doctor about where you want to receive your injections.

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