Genetic Influence on Statin Pharmacokinetics

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified February 2014 by Ohio State University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joseph Kitzmiller, Ohio State University Identifier:
First received: March 30, 2012
Last updated: February 7, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

This study intends to investigate genetic influences on how individuals process statins.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: An Observational Study Investigating Genetic Influences on Statin Plasma Concentrations in Adults Taking Atorvastatin, Simvastatin, or Lovastatin

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Further study details as provided by Ohio State University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • statin concentration in plasma [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A trough level will be measured in all participants; some participants will have additional measurements if their statin dose is changed, and individuals with certain genetic status may provide additional samples to construct a full PK profile.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Frozen plasma and frozen nuclear pellet

Estimated Enrollment: 800
Study Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2022
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


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

Individuals will be recruited from various hospitals, ancillary clinics, and primary-care offices affiliated with the Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC).


Inclusion Criteria:

  • taking atorvastatin, simvastatin, or lovastatin

Exclusion Criteria:

  • concomitant use of medications, supplements, OTCs known to interfere with statin metabolism
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01569867

Contact: Joseph P Kitzmiller, MD PhD (614) 292 8438

United States, Ohio
The Ohio State University Medical Center Recruiting
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Principal Investigator: Joseph P Kitzmiller, MD PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Wolfgang Sadee, Dr rer nat         
Sub-Investigator: Mitch Phelps, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Rebecca Jackson, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ohio State University
Principal Investigator: Joseph P Kitzmiller, MD PhD Ohio State University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Joseph Kitzmiller, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University Identifier: NCT01569867     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: K23-GM100372-01, K23GM100372
Study First Received: March 30, 2012
Last Updated: February 7, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on April 20, 2014