Symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic obstruction with nicergoline: a placebo controlled clinical study and urodynamic evaluation

Urol Res. 1982;10(3):131-4. doi: 10.1007/BF00255955.


A double-blind crossover study of the alpha-blocker Nicergoline was carried out in sixteen patients affected by benign prostatic bladder outflow obstruction. The "irritative" symptoms of prostatic hypertrophy, including nocturnal frequency and dysuria, were improved after Nicergoline significantly more than after placebo. In 10 further patients with prostatic hypertrophy, peak and mean flow rates increased by 50% and 77% respectively after the acute administration of Nicergoline. No side effects were detected. In conclusion Nicergoline seems to be active and well tolerated in the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Ergolines / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nicergoline / therapeutic use*
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia / complications
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia / drug therapy*
  • Random Allocation
  • Urinary Bladder Neck Obstruction / drug therapy*
  • Urinary Bladder Neck Obstruction / etiology
  • Urodynamics


  • Ergolines
  • Nicergoline