PULSAR - A Prospective Study to Evaluate the Utility of Low Doses of the Statins Atorvastatin and Rosuvastatin.

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
AstraZeneca
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00329173
First received: May 22, 2006
Last updated: March 13, 2009
Last verified: March 2009
  Purpose

To compare reduction of LDL-C and safety between 10mg rosuvastatin and 20mg atorvastatin after 6 weeks treatment


Condition Intervention Phase
Hypercholesterolaemia
Drug: Rosuvastatin
Drug: Atorvastatin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 6-Week Open-Label, Randomised, Multicentre, Phase IIIb, Parallel-Group Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Rosuvastatin (10 mg) With Atorvastatin (20 mg) in Subjects With Hypercholesterolaemia and Either a History of CHD or Clinical Evidence of CHD

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in LDL-c after 6 weeks

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in other lipids and lipoproteins
  • Achievement of NCEP -ATP III target goal LDL-Cholesterol and non HDL-C
  • Achievement of EAS LDL-c and non HDL-C target goals after 6 weeks treatment.
  • Comparison of cost effectiveness and also safety

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: November 2003
Study Completion Date: August 2004
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female 18 or over.
  • A history of CHD or clinical evidence of atherosclerosis (diabetic or non-diabetic) or a CHD risk equivalent (10-year risk score > 20% for CHD as described in NCEP ATP III guidelines1.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of statin induced myopathy, or serious hypersensitivity reaction to other HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), including rosuvastatin
  • Pregnancy
  • History of homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00329173

Sponsors and Collaborators
AstraZeneca
Investigators
Study Director: Crestor Medical Science Director, MD AstraZeneca
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00329173     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4522IL/0102, PULSAR, D3569C00001
Study First Received: May 22, 2006
Last Updated: March 13, 2009
Health Authority: Italy: National Monitoring Centre for Clinical Trials - Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypercholesterolemia
Hyperlipidemias
Dyslipidemias
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Atorvastatin
Rosuvastatin
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Enzyme Inhibitors
Lipid Regulating Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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