A 1-Year Study of an Investigational Drug in Obese Patients (0557-012)(COMPLETED)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: September 23, 2004
Last updated: February 19, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

This is a 1-year study to assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of an investigational drug in obese patients after a very low calorie diet.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: MK0557
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of MK0557 in Obese Patients

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body weight after 1 year of treatment. [ Time Frame: After 1 year of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Safety and tolerability. [ Time Frame: After 1 year of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Waist circumference; Blood pressure, body fat mass, biochemical markers (fasting plasma, lipid profile, fasting plasma glucose, leptin, insulin, insulin sensitivity); body weight after 2 years [ Time Frame: After 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 359
Study Start Date: November 2003
Study Completion Date: February 2005
Primary Completion Date: February 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obese men and nonpregnant women between the ages of 18 and 65 years with a body mass index (height to weight ratio) as required by the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure and/or diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar)
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00092872

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00092872     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0557-012, MK0557-012, 2004_031
Study First Received: September 23, 2004
Last Updated: February 19, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014