Sitosterolemia Extension Study (0653-003)(COMPLETED)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00092807
First received: September 23, 2004
Last updated: May 24, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
  Purpose

This is an extension study for patients having unusually high absorption of non-cholesterol sterols, resulting in heart-related diseases. This study will evaluate the long term safety and the ability to lower cholesterol levels with an investigational drug.


Condition Intervention Phase
Lipid Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Heart Disease
Drug: MK0653, ezetimibe
Drug: Comparator: placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of MK0653 When Added to Current Regimen in Patients With Homozygous Sitosterolemia - 1 Year Open-Label Extension

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the percent change relative to baseline in plasma sitosterol concentration after long-term treatment with MK0653 10 mg/day.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Assess the percent change relative to baseline in LDL-C/plasma campesterol concentrations, and safety and tolerability after long-term treatment with MK0653 10 mg/day in patients with homozygous sitosterolemia

Estimated Enrollment: 14
Study Start Date: March 2001
Primary Completion Date: November 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The duration of treatment is 52 weeks.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with elevated sitosterol levels while taking current medication

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has a condition which, in the opinion of the investigator, might pose a risk to the patient, interfere with participation in the study, or does not meet the additional criteria as required by the study.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00092807

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

Publications:
Responsible Party: Executive Vice President, Clinical and Quantitative Sciences, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00092807     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004_032, MK0653-003
Study First Received: September 23, 2004
Last Updated: May 24, 2013
Health Authority: Unspecified

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:
Homozygous Sitosterolemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Lipid Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Hypercholesterolemia
Intestinal Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Hyperlipidemias
Dyslipidemias
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Ezetimibe
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Lipid Regulating Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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