Now that you have an understanding of what Phenylpropionate is, hopefully you understand it is not a steroid. Esters are not steroids, they are simply esters; in-fact, there are some steroids that do not have any ester attached. The ester is not what makes the steroid; it is not the hormone any more than a radio is part of your car. Your radio is in your car but it is not a car. The same thinking can be applied to steroids and esters and Phenylpropionate as all esters is merely a part or addition to a steroidal compound.
"A very interesting note concerning esters of testosterone is the form testosterone phenylpropionate. This is a propionate form of ester with a phenol group added to it, yet still has a half life very close to propionate (3-4 days). The phenol group is a carbon ring which adds considerable weight to the ester. Who cares you say? Just want to take your shot you say? Hold on a minute, this has huge application for getting huge. Test phenylpropionate weights /mol (let’s round this up to 421. Take the 288 (weight of testosterone molecule) and divide it once again by the total molecular weight of the drug you are using (phenylpropionate=421). This gives us a percentage of 68%. Phenylpropionate is found in testosterone mixture, when found alone it is usually 100mg per cc (just like regular propionate). However at only 68% pure testosterone, a 100mg shot of phenylprop has only 68mg of testosterone!!"
Although patients receiving systemic corticosteroid therapy are more susceptible to secondary infection than patients not receiving corticosteroids, administration via the inhaled route minimizes this risk. Corticosteroid therapy can mask the symptoms of infection and should not be used in cases of bacterial, fungal, or viral infections that are not adequately controlled by anti-infective agents, except in life-threatening circumstances. Fluticasone; salmeterol should be avoided in patients with tuberculosis infections of the respiratory tract if possible. The incidence or course of acute bacterial or viral infection is probably minimally affected by inhaled corticosteroids in immunocompetent individuals; however, close monitoring of patients with immunosuppression is recommended if treatment with an inhaled corticosteroid is necessary.