A Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Anacetrapib (MK-0859) Among Participants With Hypercholesterolemia When Added to Ongoing Statin Therapy (MK-0859-022)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2014 by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01860729
First received: May 20, 2013
Last updated: September 12, 2014
Last verified: September 2014
  Purpose

This study will evaluate the effects of anacetrapib on low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in participants with hypercholesterolemia when added to an existing statin therapy.


Condition Intervention Phase
Hypercholesterolemia
Drug: Anacetrapib
Drug: Placebo
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 24-Week, Worldwide, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel, Placebo- Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy and Tolerability of Anacetrapib When Added to Ongoing Statin Therapy With or Without Other Lipid Modifying Medication(s) in Patients With Hypercholesterolemia or Low HDL-C

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percent Change from Baseline in LDL-C (beta-quantification [BQ] method) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Percent Change from Baseline in HDL-C [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of Participants with Alanine Transaminase (ALT) or Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) Consecutive Elevations ≥3x Upper Limit of Normal (ULN) [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number of Participants with Creatine Phosphokinase Elevations ≥10xULN with or without Muscle Symptoms [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number of Participants with Sodium, Chloride, or Bicarbonate Elevations >ULN or Potassium Levels <Lower Limit of Normal (LLN) [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number of Participants with Pre-specified Adjudicated Cardiovascular Serious Adverse Events or Death from Any Cause [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Number of Participants with Significant Increase in Blood Pressure [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percent Change from Baseline in non-HDL-C [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Percent Change from Baseline in Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Percent Change from Baseline in Apolipoprotein A-I (Apo-A-I) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Percent Change from Baseline in Lipoprotein(a) (lp[a]) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Percent Change from Baseline in HDL-C Among Participants with Low HDL-C at LDL-C Goal [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 800
Study Start Date: May 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Anacetrapib
100 mg tablet, oral, once daily for 24 weeks
Drug: Anacetrapib
Other Name: MK-0859
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Matching tablet to Anacetrapib 100 mg, oral, once daily for 24 weeks
Drug: Placebo

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • If female, cannot be of reproductive potential
  • Has been treated with an appropriate dose of statin for at least 6 weeks
  • Coronary heart disease (CHD) or other atherosclerotic vascular disease with multiple risk factors (including diabetes, metabolic syndrome) and/or high LDL-C/low HDL-C, or needing to meet a specific LDL-C/HDL-C goal

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previously participated in a study with a cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitor
  • Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Severe chronic heart failure
  • Uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial infarction (MI), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery by-pass graft (CABG), unstable angina, or stroke within 3 months
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Uncontrolled endocrine or metabolic disease known to influence serum lipids or lipoproteins
  • Active or chronic hepatobiliary, hepatic, or gall bladder disease
  • History of mental instability, drug/alcohol abuse within the past five years or major psychiatric illness inadequately controlled and unstable
  • History of ileal bypass, gastric bypass, or other significant condition associated with malabsorption
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive
  • History of malignancy ≤5 years
  • Donated blood products or has had phlebotomy of >300 mL within 8 weeks or intends to donate 250 mL of blood products or receive blood products within the projected duration of the study
  • Currently taking medications that are potent inhibitors or inducers of cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A) (including but not limited to cyclosporine, systemic itraconazole or ketoconazole, erythromycin, clarithromycin, or telithromycin, nefazodone, protease inhibitors, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifabutin, rifampin, St John's wort) or has discontinued treatment <3 weeks prior
  • Consumes more than 2 alcoholic drinks per day
  • Currently participating or has participated in a study with an investigational compound or device within 3 months
  • Receiving treatment with systemic corticosteroids or taking systemic anabolic agents
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01860729

Contacts
Contact: Toll Free Number 1-888-577-8839

Locations
Brazil
MSD Brasil Recruiting
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Contact: Ricardo Germano    55 11 51897942      
China
Merck Sharp & Dohme (China) Ltd. Recruiting
Beijing, China
Contact: Yi Man Zheng    86 21 22118839      
Korea, Republic of
MSD Korea LTD Recruiting
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Contact: Cem Ozesen    90 212 3361260      
Taiwan
Merck Sharp & Dohme (I.A.) Corp. Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Diana Zhang    886-2-66316030      
Turkey
Merck Sharp & Dohme Ilaclari Ltd. Sti Recruiting
Istanbul, Turkey
Contact: Alev Eren    90 212 336 12 63      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01860729     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0859-022
Study First Received: May 20, 2013
Last Updated: September 12, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypercholesterolemia
Hyperlipidemias
Dyslipidemias
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Anacetrapib
Oxazolidinones
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Lipid Regulating Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Anti-Infective Agents
Protein Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors

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