T Nation

Clobetasol Propionate and Test Levels


#1
        Hello all,


   My doctor has prescribed a topical steroid for a condition on my forearm where the hair is falling out.
   i have been looking all over the internet but have not been able to find any reliable or definitive info on what this stuff does to testosterone levels. ive read it can cause ed, which would probably mean that it lowers T. but i haven't been able to find anything clear cut. does anyone know anything of this drug? any info would be helpful.

#2

That is a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corticosteroid and Corticosteroids can lower T levels when taken systemically. Risks with localized topical use are probably minor.

Corticosteroid us can lower T and create deeply catabolic states with loss of muscle and connective tissue. TRT should be used to prevent structural damage to the body. Tendons can break. This should not apply to your topical use.