MK-0954A in Japanese Patients With Essential Hypertension Not Adequately Controlled With Losartan (MK-0954A-352)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01307046
First received: March 1, 2011
Last updated: February 26, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

This study is being conducted to evaluate the efficacy of MK-0954A in essential hypertension participants who are not adequately controlled with losartan.


Condition Intervention Phase
Hypertension
Drug: MK-0954A
Drug: Losartan
Drug: Placebo to MK-0954A
Drug: Placebo to losartan 100 mg
Drug: Placebo to losartan 50 mg
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III, Randomized, Active-comparator Controlled Clinical Trial to Study the Efficacy and Safety of MK-0954A in Japanese Patients With Essential Hypertension Uncontrolled With the High Dose of Losartan Potassium

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline in Trough Sitting Diastolic Blood Pressure (SiDBP) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Sitting diastolic blood pressure was measured by automated sphygmomanometer pre-dose on Day 1 (baseline) and at 24 ± 2 hours after the last study drug administration (Day 56 ± 7 days).

  • Percentage of Participants Who Experienced at Least One Adverse Event (AE) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline in Trough Sitting Systolic Blood Pressure (SiSBP) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Sitting systolic blood pressure was measured by automated sphygmomanometer pre-dose on Day 1 (baseline) and at 24 ± 2 hours after the last study drug administration (Day 56 ± 7 days).


Enrollment: 336
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MK-0954A
Participants administered MK-0954A, Placebo for Losartan 50 mg , and Placebo for Losartan 100 mg orally, once daily for 8 weeks.
Drug: MK-0954A
Tablet containing losartan potassium (100 mg) and hydrochlorothiazide (12.5 mg), once daily
Drug: Placebo to losartan 100 mg
Placebo tablet to match losartan 100 mg, once daily
Drug: Placebo to losartan 50 mg
Placebo tablet to match losartan 50 mg, once daily
Active Comparator: Losartan
Participants administered Losartan 100 mg, Placebo for MK-0954A, and Placebo for Losartan 50 mg orally, once daily for 8 weeks.
Drug: Losartan
Tablet containing losartan potassium (100 mg), once daily
Drug: Placebo to MK-0954A
Placebo tablet to match MK-0954A, once daily
Drug: Placebo to losartan 50 mg
Placebo tablet to match losartan 50 mg, once daily

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  • Participant has a diagnosis of essential hypertension.
  • Participant is not treated with antihypertensive medication and meets protocol-specified blood pressure criteria.
  • Participant is treated with single antihypertensive medication, and meets protocol-specified blood pressure criteria.
  • Participant is being treated with up to dual oral antihypertensive medications, and will be able to discontinue the prior antihypertensive medication.
  • Participant has no clinically meaningful findings to be disqualified from the study at the discretion of the investigator.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Regarding hypertension, participant is currently taking > 2 antihypertensive medications.
  • Participant has a history of significant multiple and/or severe allergies to ingredients of Nu-lotan or Preminent and thiazide drug or related drug (i.e., sulfonamide-containing "chlortalidone" medicines)
  • Participant is, at the time of signing informed consent, a user of recreational or illicit drugs or a recent history within the last year of drug or alcohol abuse or dependence.
  • Participant is pregnant or breastfeeding or expecting to conceive or has a positive pregnancy test at the screening visit.
  • Participant is currently participating or has participated in a study with an investigational compound (except losartan at any doses) or device within 30 days of signing informed consent.
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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01307046     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0954A-352
Study First Received: March 1, 2011
Results First Received: January 2, 2013
Last Updated: February 26, 2014
Health Authority: Japan: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:
Essential hypertension
Uncontrolled hypertension
Antihypertensive agents
Blood pressure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Antihypertensive Agents
Losartan
Cardiovascular Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

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