Health Assessment Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00541684
First received: October 5, 2007
Last updated: September 23, 2009
Last verified: September 2009
  Purpose

The study will look at the effects of losartan or atenolol on frequency of sexual intercourse in subjects with newly diagnosed mild to moderate hypertension.


Condition Intervention Phase
Hypertension
Drug: MK0954, /Duration of Treatment : 16 Weeks
Drug: Comparator : atenolol /Duration of Treatment : 16 Weeks
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Two Arm, Parallel Group Health Assessment Study of Losartan or Atenolol in Patients With Mild to Moderate Hypertension

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • number of sexual intercourse events in a 2-week period [ Time Frame: 2 Weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • sexual functioning score and overall sexual satisfaction score after 16 weeks [ Time Frame: 16 Weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 126
Study Start Date: April 2001
Study Completion Date: September 2002
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 49 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Newly diagnosed with mild to moderate hypertension\
  • Married male in stable heterosexual relationship
  • No prior history of sexual dysfunction
  • Satisfied with overall sex life
  • Patient's spouse is in close proximity for the study
  • Has had at least 2 but not more than 10 sexual intercourse events during the 2 week period prior to study start
  • Patient able to visit doctor in the morning of each scheduled visit
  • Able to complete the self administered health assessment questionnaire

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hypertension due to cancer, history of heart or circulatory problems
  • History of mental disorder that might impair sexual function
  • History or presence of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Prior surgery for erectile dysfunction or other urological procedure
  • No penile implant or assist devices
  • History of chronic liver disease, history of diabetes
  • History of severe life-threatening diseases such as, cancer, AIDS or positive HIV test
  • Subjects with only 1 kidney
  • Mental handicap or legal incapacity
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00541684

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

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Executive Vice President, Clinical and Quantitative Sciences, Merck & Co., Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00541684     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007_624
Study First Received: October 5, 2007
Last Updated: September 23, 2009
Health Authority: Belgium: Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products, FAMHP

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Atenolol
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Antihypertensive Agents
Sympatholytics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Adrenergic beta-1 Receptor Antagonists
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

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