Effect of an Investigational Compound on Tolerability of Extended Release Niacin

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00376584
First received: September 14, 2006
Last updated: March 5, 2008
Last verified: March 2008

September 14, 2006
March 5, 2008
September 2006
February 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Global Flushing Severity Score (GFSS) during 7 days of treatment [ Time Frame: during 7 days of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Global Flushing Severity Score (GFSS) during 7 days of treatment
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Safety/Tolerability
Same as current
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Effect of an Investigational Compound on Tolerability of Extended Release Niacin
A Worldwide, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel, Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of MK0524 to Improve Tolerability of Extended Release Niacin

This is a 12-week clinical trial in lipid clinic patients for whom niacin therapy is appropriate to evaluate the efficacy of MK0524 to improve the tolerability of extended-release niacin. There will be 6 scheduled clinic visits and 3 treatment arms.

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Interventional
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Hypercholesteremia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Drug: niacin (+) laropiprant
    Duration of Treatment: 10 Weeks
    Other Name: MK0524A
  • Drug: Comparator : niacin
    Duration of Treatment: 2 Weeks
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Completed
825
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February 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is appropriate candidate for niacin therapy
  • Patients with evidence of ischemic cardiovascular disease must be on a statin and have LDL-C <130 mg/dL at V1
  • Patients with diabetes mellitus and no evidence of ischemic cardiovascular disease must have LDL-C <130 mg/dL at V1
  • Non-diabetic patients with 2 or more risk factors for coronary heart disease and no ischemic cardiovascular disease must have LDL-C <160 mg/dL at V1
  • Patient has TG <500 mg/dL (5.65 mmol/L) at V1
  • A patients historic serum or plasma lipid values measured within 6 months from Visit 1 may be used to meet lipid inclusion criteria
  • ALL OTHER PATIENTS DO NOT REQUIRE SPECIFIC LIPID ENTRY CRITERIA

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with unstable doses of medications
  • Pregnant or lactating women, or women intending to become pregnant are excluded
  • Patients with diabetes mellitus that is poorly controlled, unstable or newly diagnosed
  • Patients with: chronic heart failure, uncontrolled/unstable cardiac arrhythmias, unstable hypertension, active or chronic hepatobiliary disorder or hepatic disease, HIV positive, gout (within 1 year)
Both
18 Years to 70 Years
No
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NCT00376584
2006_504, MK0524A-023
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Executive Vice President, Clinical and Quantitative Sciences, Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
March 2008

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