Efficacy and Safety of Vildagliptin Compared to Metformin in Elderly Drug Naive Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: September 29, 2006
Last updated: January 2, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

This study is designed to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of vildagliptin compared to metformin in elderly drug naive patients with type 2 diabetes

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Drug: Vildagliptin 100 mg qd
Drug: Metformin 1500 mg daily
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 Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Active Controlled Study to Compare the Effect of 24 Weeks Treatment With Vildagliptin 100 mg qd or Metformin 1500 mg Daily in Elderly Drug Naive Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in HbA1c [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse event profile [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Gastrointestinal tolerability [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patients with endpoint HbA1c <7% and patients with reduction in HbA1c > 0.7% [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in fasting plasma glucose [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in body weight [ Time Frame: after 24 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 335
Study Start Date: September 2006
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Vildagliptin Drug: Vildagliptin 100 mg qd
Active Comparator: Metformin Drug: Metformin 1500 mg daily


Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age from 65 years to the upper age limit recommended by local prescribing information for metformin
  • Drug naive patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • Body mass index (BMI) in the range of 22-40 kg/m2.
  • HbA1c in the range of 7 to 9% inclusive
  • FPG <270 mg/dL (15 mmol/L)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A history of type 1 diabetes
  • Evidence of significant diabetic complications
  • Treatment with insulin or any other oral antidiabetic agents

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00383578

Investigative Centers
Nurnberg, Germany
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Basel, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00383578     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CLAF237A2398
Study First Received: September 29, 2006
Last Updated: January 2, 2013
Health Authority: Estonia: The State Agency of Medicine
United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Type 2 diabetes
hemoglobin A1c

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Dipeptidyl-Peptidase IV Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

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