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Ezetimibe Added to Statin Therapy (EASY) Study (0653-087)(COMPLETED)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00395473
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 3, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 8, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Brief Summary:
In the context of australian general practice, to determine the efficacy and safety of ezetimibe 10mg/statin 40mg coadministration in patients with uncontrolled cholesterol receiving statin 40mg or more.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypercholesterolemia Drug: MK0653, ezetimibe / Duration of Treatment: 6 Weeks Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 141 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Ezetimibe Added to Statin Therapy
Study Start Date : March 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2005

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Drug Information available for: Ezetimibe

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percent (%) reduction in plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (ldl-c) concentration after 6 weeks of treatment

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who will remain on a stable statin dose of 40mg or more, for the duration of the study
  • Patients with coronary heart disease or diabetes mellitus whose cholesterol levels remain above the initial threshold for government subsidy after at least 3 months of treatment at a daily dose of 40mg or greater of a statin

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Illnesses such as congestive heart failure nyha class iii or iv
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Coronary bypass surgery or angioplasty with or without stent within 3 months of the enrolment visit
  • Unstable angina pectoris or unstable or severe peripheral vascular disease
  • Uncontrolled endocrine or metabolic disease known to influence serum lipids or lipoproteins, ex: type i or type ii diabetes mellitus that is poorly controlled
  • Serum creatinine >0.18mmol/l at enrolment or active renal disease with significant proteinuria
  • Disorders of the haematologic, digestive (including malabsorptive disorders)
  • Central nervous system including cerebrovascular disease and degenerative diseases that would limit study evaluation or participation
  • Active acute or chronic hepatobiliary disease
  • Patients taking the following medication: medications known to interact with statin medication including antifungal azoles, macrolide antibiotics, telithromycin; nefazodone; protease inhibitors; amiodarone; danazol and verapamil; fibrates; cyclosporin
  • Tg >4.0mmol/l while using a statin

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00395473

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

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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00395473    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0653-087
First Posted: November 3, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents