Cabergoline treatment in men with psychogenic erectile dysfunction (2007) a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

Int J Impot Res. 2007 Jan-Feb;19(1):104-7.

Nickel M, Moleda D, Loew T, Rother W, Pedrosa Gil F.



Clinic for Psychosomatic, Inntalklinik, Simbach/Inn, Germany. [email protected]


The effectiveness of cabergoline in 50 men with psychogenic erectile dysfunction was investigated in a 4-month, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study with validated psychological tests, and prolactin, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone and testosterone serum levels. Cabergoline treatment was well-tolerated and resulted in normalization of hormone levels in most cases. In the cabergoline-treated group, significant interactions between prolactin and testosterone serum concentrations were observed. Erectile function improved significantly. Sexual desire, orgasmic function, and the patient’s and his partner’s sexual satisfaction were also enhanced. Cabergoline may be an effective and safe alternative agent for men with psychogenic ED.