Study of MK-217A/Alendronate Sodium 70-mg/Vitamin D3 5600 IU Combination Tablet (MK-0217A-329)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01437111
First received: September 19, 2011
Last updated: August 11, 2014
Last verified: August 2014
  Purpose

This study will assess the effect of 26 weeks of once-weekly treatment with MK-217A/Alendronate Sodium 70-mg/Vitamin D3 5600 IU Combination Tablet (Fosamax Plus 70/5600) on serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D].


Condition Intervention Phase
Osteoporosis
Drug: MK-217A/Alendronate Sodium 70-mg/Vitamin D3 5600 IU Combination Tablet
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III (Phase IV Program) Open-Label, Multicenter Clinical Trial in Thailand to Study the Effect of MK-217A/Alendronate Sodium 70-mg/Vitamin D3 5600 IU Combination Tablet (Fosamax Plus 70/5600) for 6 Months on 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels in the Treatment of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women and Men

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D >=50 ng/mL at Week 26 [ Time Frame: Week 26 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Serum samples to measure serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] will be collected at specific visits during the treatment phase of the study.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean Percent Change From Baseline of Bone Resorption Marker of Serum Beta-CrossLaps at Week 26 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 26 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Serum samples for Beta-CrossLaps (β-CTx) will be collected at specific visits during the treatment phase of the study.


Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fosamax Plus
Calcium supplement (elemental calcium and/or calcium carbonate) without vitamin D will also be supplied to participants
Drug: MK-217A/Alendronate Sodium 70-mg/Vitamin D3 5600 IU Combination Tablet
One combination tablet orally once a week
Other Name: Fosamax Plus 70/5600

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Man aged 50 or older, or a woman who is postmenopausal on day of signing informed consent or has been menopausal for at least one year
  • Meets bone mineral density (BMD) criteria
  • Agree to discontinue any osteoporosis drug treatment for duration of study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any contraindication to alendronate and vitamin D
  • Not ambulatory
  • Has received treatment with any anabolic steroid agent within the past 12 months, systemic glucocorticoids, for more than 2 weeks in the past 6 months, current use of immunosuppressants, fluoride treatment at a dose greater than 1 mg/day for more than 2 weeks within the past 3 months, treated with parathyroid hormone (PTH) for more than 2 weeks within the past 3 months, current use of chemotherapy or heparin, use of growth hormone for more than 2 weeks within the past 6 months, use of active hormonal vitamin D analogs in the past 2 months, current use of vitamin A >10,000 IU daily, current use of, lithium, or anti-convulsants including barbiturates, hydantoins, and carbamazepine, current use of calcium supplement in amount excess of 1500 mg daily, and/or current use of Vitamin D supplement
  • History of malignancy <5 years, except adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer and in situ cervical cancer
  • One or more of the following concomitant conditions: Upper gastrointestinal (GI) disorders not adequately controlled; myocardial infarction, unstable angina, stroke and revascularization condition within 3 months; malabsorption syndrome; primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism not adequately treated; thyroid disease not adequately controlled; severe renal insufficiency; uncontrolled genitourinary, cardiovascular, hepatic, renal, endocrine, hematologic, neurological, psychiatric, or pulmonary diseases; uncontrolled hypertension; new onset diabetes (within 3 months), poorly controlled hyperglycemia, or hypoglycemia for any cause; evidence for metabolic bone disease other than osteoporosis; abnormal indices of calcium metabolism; and/or active renal stone disease
  • User of illicit recreational drugs or has had a recent history (within the last year) of drug or alcohol abuse or dependence
  • Heavy consumer of alcohol or alcohol containing products.
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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01437111     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0217A-329
Study First Received: September 19, 2011
Results First Received: December 3, 2013
Last Updated: August 11, 2014
Health Authority: Thailand: Ethical Committee

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:
Osteoporosis
Postmenopausal

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoporosis
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Cholecalciferol
Vitamin D
Ergocalciferols
Vitamins
Alendronate
Micronutrients
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Bone Density Conservation Agents

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014