Type 2 Diabetes Evaluation of Ranolazine in Subjects With Chronic Stable Angina (TERISA)

This study has been completed.
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Gilead Sciences
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First received: August 24, 2011
Last updated: November 11, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of ranolazine compared to placebo on the average weekly angina frequency in subjects with chronic stable angina and coronary artery disease (CAD) who have a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

The purpose of this study is to evaluate if ranolazine can reduce the frequency of angina (chest pain) attacks, compared to a placebo. Subjects will be asked to record their daily angina episodes in a diary at the end of each study day.

Condition Intervention Phase
Angina Pectoris
Coronary Artery Disease
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Drug: Ranolazine
Drug: Placebo to match ranolazine
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 4, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Study of Ranolazine in Subjects With Chronic Stable Angina and Coronary Artery Disease With a History of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Further study details as provided by Gilead Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The average weekly angina frequency over the last 6 weeks of treatment [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Average weekly frequency of sublingual nitroglycerin use over the last 6 weeks of treatment [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Angina-free days over the last 6 weeks of treatment [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of subjects achieving at least a 50% reduction in the average weekly angina frequency [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change from baseline in the SF-36 Mental and Physical Component Scores [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patient's Global Impression of Change (PGIC) scale score [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 949
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ranolazine
Subjects will receive 1 tablet of ranolazine on the evening of the first day of the treatment period, followed by 1 tablet twice a day for Days 2-7 and then up-titrate to 2 tablets twice a day on Day 8 for the rest of the 8-week treatment period.
Drug: Ranolazine
Ranolazine tablet(s) (1 or 2 x 500 mg) administered orally once or twice daily
Other Name: Ranexa
Placebo Comparator: Placebo to match ranolazine
Subjects will receive 1 tablet of placebo to match ranolazine on the evening of the first day of the treatment period, followed by 1 tablet of placebo to match ranolazine twice a day for Days 2-7 and then up-titrate to 2 tablets of placebo to match ranolazine twice a day on Day 8 for the rest of the 8-week treatment period.
Drug: Placebo to match ranolazine
Placebo to match ranolazine administered orally once or twice daily

Detailed Description:

Subjects who meet the eligibility criteria at Screening will enter a 4-to 6-week qualifying phase. The allowed concomitant antianginal medication(s) must be maintained at a stable dose throughout the study. Subjects will document the number of angina episodes, number of sublingual nitroglycerin doses taken, and a dyspnea score (on a scale from 1 to 5) on a daily basis in a diary. Subjects eligible to stay in the study after the qualifying phase will enter the 8-week double-blind dosing phase. Subjects will have study visits at the end of Weeks 2 and 8. Subjects will continue to document the number of angina episodes and number of SL NTG doses taken as well as a dyspnea score on a daily basis by the end of each day in their diary. In addition, subjects will be called during Week 2 and at the end of Week 5 to encourage compliance. A safety follow-up phone call will be made 14 days after the last study visit or early discontinuation.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent
  • Males and females aged at least 18 years
  • At least a 3-month history of chronic stable angina triggered by physical effort and relieved by rest and/or sublingual nitroglycerin
  • CAD documented by one or more of the following:

    1. Angiographic evidence of ≥ 50% stenosis of one or more major coronary arteries
    2. History of myocardial infarction (MI) documented by positive CK-MB enzymes, troponins, or electrocardiogram (ECG) changes
    3. Cardiac imaging study or exercise test diagnostic for CAD
  • Treatment with up to 2 antianginal therapies at a stable dose for at least 2 weeks prior to the 4-week single-blind placebo run-in period.
  • Documented history of T2DM
  • Willing to maintain stable tobacco usage habits throughout the study
  • Willing to maintain stable activity levels throughout the study
  • Females of childbearing potential must agree to utilize highly effective contraception methods from Screening throughout the duration of study treatment and for 14 days following the last dose of study drug.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III and IV
  • Acute coronary syndrome in the prior 2 months or planned coronary revascularization during the study period
  • Stroke or transient ischemic attack within 6 months prior to Screening
  • QTc > 500 milliseconds
  • Uncontrolled hypertension (seated systolic blood pressure > 180 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure > 110 mmHg)
  • Systolic blood pressure < 100 mmHg
  • Clinically significant hepatic impairment
  • Prior treatment with ranolazine, or known hypersensitivity or intolerance to ranolazine
  • Females who are breastfeeding
  • Positive serum pregnancy test
  • Participation in another investigational drug or device study within 1 month prior to Screening
  • Current treatment with trimetazidine, ivabradine, or nicorandil. Subjects will need to discontinue these medications 2 weeks prior to initiating the run-in period.
  • Current treatment with potent inhibitors of CYP3A (eg, ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin, nefazodone, nelfinavir, ritonavir, indinavir, and saquinavir)
  • Current treatment with CYP3A and Pgp inducers (eg, rifampicin/rifampin, carbamazepine, and St. John's wort [Hypericum perforatum])
  • Current treatment with CYP3A4 substrates with a narrow therapeutic range (eg, cyclosporine, tacrolimus, and sirolimus)
  • Subjects taking simvastatin who cannot reduce the dose to 20 mg once daily or who cannot switch to another statin
  • Current treatment with Class I or III antiarrhythmic medications
  • History of illicit drug use or alcohol abuse within 1 year of Screening
  • Any other conditions that, in the opinion of the investigator, are likely to prevent compliance with the study protocol or pose a safety concern if the subject participates in the study
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Gilead Sciences
Study Director: Patrick Yue, MD Gilead Sciences
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Responsible Party: Gilead Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01425359     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GS-US-259-0133
Study First Received: August 24, 2011
Last Updated: November 11, 2013
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Keywords provided by Gilead Sciences:
Chronic angina
Angina pectoris
Coronary artery disease
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Angina Pectoris
Angina, Stable
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Chest Pain
Signs and Symptoms
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions

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