Efficacy and Safety of Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide Combination Therapy in Patients With Hypertension

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Novartis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00280540
First received: January 19, 2006
Last updated: November 5, 2010
Last verified: March 2008
  Purpose

This is a double-blind study to evaluate the reduction in systolic blood pressure using a therapy initiated with valsartan 160 mg or valsartan + hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) 160/12.5 mg compared to a more conventional approach (therapy initiated with low-dose valsartan 80 mg).


Condition Intervention Phase
Hypertension
Drug: Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 6-week Treatment Regimen Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Initial High Dose Valsartan Monotherapy (160 mg) or Combo Therapy (Valsartan + Hydrochlorothiazide, 160/12.5 mg) to Conventional Low-dose Valsartan Monotherapy (80 mg) in Managing Patients With Hypertension

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline systolic blood pressure after 4 weeks
  • Change from baseline systolic blood pressure after 2 and 6 weeks

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time in weeks to achieve blood pressure less than 140/90 mmHg over 6 week period
  • Blood pressure less than 140/90 mmHg after 6 weeks
  • Change from baseline diastolic blood pressure after 6 weeks
  • Change from baseline in blood and urine markers after 6 weeks

Estimated Enrollment: 648
Study Start Date: December 2005
Primary Completion Date: August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female age 18 or older
  • Diagnosed as having hypertension (mean seated systolic blood pressure ≥ 150 mm Hg but < 180 mm Hg and mean seated diastolic blood pressure ≥ 90 mm Hg and <110 mm Hg)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with severe hypertension: Systolic ≥ 180 mm Hg or Diastolic ≥ 110 mm Hg
  • History of secondary hypertension (including primary aldosteronism, renovascular hypertension, pheochromocytoma etc.)
  • History of myocardial infarction, stroke [e.g. cerebrovascular accident (CVA), thrombotic stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA)], or onset of heart failure within the last 6 months.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00280540

Locations
United States, New Jersey
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
East Hanover, New Jersey, United States, 07936
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis
Investigators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00280540     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CVAH631BUS05
Study First Received: January 19, 2006
Last Updated: November 5, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Hypertension
High blood pressure
Blood pressure control
Blood pressure reduction
Valsartan

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Hydrochlorothiazide
Valsartan
Diuretics
Natriuretic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Sodium Chloride Symporter Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antihypertensive Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists

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