A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of an Investigational Drug in Elderly Subjects With Low Vitamin D Levels.

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00242476
First received: October 18, 2005
Last updated: January 14, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
  Purpose

This study will assess the effectiveness of an investigational drug in elderly subjects with low vitamin D levels.


Condition Intervention Phase
Vitamin D Deficiency
Drug: MK0822A
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter, 16-Week Study to Assess the Effect of Vitamin D3 8400IU Once Weekly on Body Sway and Neuromuscular Function in Men and Women Aged 70 Years or Older

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mediolateral body sway at 16 weeks. [ Time Frame: at 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Functional status assessed using the Short Physical Performance Battery Test determined at 16 weeks. General safety and tolerability at 16 weeks. [ Time Frame: at 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 216
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: July 2006
Primary Completion Date: July 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Man or a woman 70 years old or older in general good health

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Having any form of neurological impairments that may impair motor function.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00242476

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

No publications provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Executive Vice President, Clinical and Quantitative Sciences, Merck & Co., Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00242476     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005_089, MK0822A-009
Study First Received: October 18, 2005
Last Updated: January 14, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vitamin D Deficiency
Avitaminosis
Deficiency Diseases
Malnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Vitamin D
Vitamins
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Micronutrients
Growth Substances

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