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COugh Among Hypertensive Patients Treated With Telmisartan, Who Had to Stop previoUs ACE-i Treatment Due to couGH in Slovakia (COUGH)

This study has been completed.
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First received: October 6, 2010
Last updated: November 14, 2012
Last verified: November 2012

In the light of ONTARGET and TRANSCEND studies results, it would be interesting to investigate the real-life telmisartan treatment tolerability. It is well known and accepted that the Real-life setting is much more adequate to reflect the antihypertensive and safety properties of the drug in comparison to the organized and scheduled setting of the clinical trial. Because there are not much data on the cough in relation to telmisartan, therefore it would we worth to observe the cough frequency and general treatment tolerance in patients treated with telmisartan, who had to stop their previous ACE-I treatment due to cough.

Condition Intervention
Drug: Telmisartan (Kinzal/Pritor, BAY68-9291)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Cough Among Hypertensive Patients Treated With Telmisartan, Who Had to Stop Previous ACE-i Treatment Due to Cough

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Further study details as provided by Bayer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cough frequency among telmisartan treated patients, who had to stop their previous ACE-I treatment due to cough [ Time Frame: 4 months after initiation ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants with Adverse Events among patients, who had to stop their previous ACE-I treatment due to cough [ Time Frame: 4 months after initiation ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 980
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Group 1 Drug: Telmisartan (Kinzal/Pritor, BAY68-9291)
Patients treated with telmisartan tablets under the real-life setting. Dosing regimen customised to the needs of each participating patient according to the investigators assessment


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Primary care clinic hypertensive patients with cough caused by the ACE-I regardless any other factors.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hypertension
  • Age > 18
  • ACE-I related cough

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current treatment with telmisartan
  • Cholestatic disorders and severe hepatic failure
  • Allergy to telmisartan
  • Pregnancy and lactation period
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01217879

Many Locations, Slovakia
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
  More Information

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Medical Director, Bayer s. r. o, Obchodna 2, 811 06 Bratislava Identifier: NCT01217879     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15379, KL0910SK, 14881 - KL0910PL, GM.2009-04-06.0017
Study First Received: October 6, 2010
Last Updated: November 14, 2012
Health Authority: Slovakia: State Institute for Drug Control

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Antihypertensive Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 25, 2014