Study of Losartan in Pediatric Patients With Hypertension (MK-0954-337)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00756938
First received: September 18, 2008
Last updated: January 16, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

September 18, 2008
January 16, 2014
March 2009
August 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Mean Change From Baseline in Systolic Blood Pressure [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 21 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Sitting blood pressure ([BP] or supine if child could not sit) was measured after the participant had been seated for 5 minutes with back supported, feet on the floor and right arm (or left arm if it was the customary side for BP measurement for the patient) supported at heart level. Systolic BP was determined by averaging 3 replicate measurements obtained at least 1 minute apart.
  • Number of Participants Who Reported 1 or More Clinical and/or Laboratory Adverse Event(s) [ Time Frame: up to 12 weeks (Base Study); up to 24 months (Extension) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number of Participants Who Were Discontinued From Study Due to a Clinical and/or Laboratory Adverse Event [ Time Frame: up to 12 weeks (Base Study); up to 24 months (Extension) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
To investigate the safety and tolerability of losartan in hypersensitive children ages 6 months to 6 years [ Time Frame: After 12 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
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Mean Change From Baseline in Diastolic Blood Pressure [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 21 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Sitting BP (or supine if child could not sit) was measured after the participant had been seated for 5 minutes with back supported, feet on the floor and right arm (or left arm if it was the customary side for BP measurement for the patient) supported at heart level. Diastolic BP was determined by averaging 3 replicate measurements obtained at least 1 minute apart.
To define a dose-response relationship for losartan in hypersensitive children ages 6 months to 6 years [ Time Frame: After 21 day treatment period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Study of Losartan in Pediatric Patients With Hypertension (MK-0954-337)
A Phase III, Randomized, Open-Label, Parallel-Group, Dose-Ranging Clinical Trial to Study the Safety and Efficacy of MK954/Losartan Potassium in Pediatric Patients With Hypertension

This study will explore the dose-response of losartan as well as the safety and tolerability in children from 6 months to 6 years of age.

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Interventional
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Hypertension
Drug: losartan potassium
losartan potassium, dry powder, to be suspended in liquid and given orally, once daily; doses will start at 0.1 mg/kg, 0.3 mg/kg, and 0.7 mg/kg, respectively, in the three study arms and can be escalated up to 1.4 mg/kg (maximum dose 100 mg) until target blood pressure is reached.
Other Name: Cozaar
  • Experimental: Losartan potassium 0.1 to 1.4 mg/kg
    Open-label losartan at starting dose of 0.1 mg/kg/day with uptitration at Weeks 3, 6, or 9 to the next highest dose level if blood pressure goal not achieved
    Intervention: Drug: losartan potassium
  • Experimental: Losartan potassium 0.3 to 1.4 mg/kg
    Open-label losartan at starting dose of 0.3 mg/kg/day with uptitration at Weeks 3, 6, or 9 to the next highest dose level if blood pressure goal not achieved
    Intervention: Drug: losartan potassium
  • Experimental: Losartan potassium 0.7 to 1.4 mg/kg
    Open-label losartan at starting dose of 0.7 mg/kg/day with uptitration at Weeks 3, 6, or 9 to the next highest dose level if blood pressure goal not achieved
    Intervention: Drug: losartan potassium
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
101
August 2012
August 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participant is determined to be hypertensive

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participant has a history of severe or symptomatic hypertension
  • Participant has history of heart failure, rhythm disturbance or cardiomyopathy, or obstructive valvular disease
  • Participant has started taking hypertensive medications within the past 30 days
  • Participant has a known sensitivity to losartan or history of angioneurotic edema
Both
6 Months to 6 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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NCT00756938
0954-337, 2008_545, CTRI/2009/091/000045
Yes
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
January 2014

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