Cholesterol Lowering Level of MK0653A+Simvastatin in Patients With Hypercholesterolemia and Atherosclerotic or Coronary Vascular Disease (0653A-806)(COMPLETED)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier:
First received: August 25, 2004
Last updated: November 13, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

A 6-week treatment study to compare the reduction in cholesterol of two drugs MK0653A+Simvastatin for high cholesterol, in patients with hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerotic or coronary vascular disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Atherosclerotic Disease
Coronary Disease
Drug: MK0653A , ezetimibe (+) simvastatin
Drug: Comparator: atorvastatin
Drug: Duration of Treatment: 6 weeks
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 Multicenter Study to Assess the Cholesterol Lowering Level of Switching to an Investigational Drug Compared to Doubling the Dose of an Investigational Drug in Patients With Hypercholesterolemia and Atherosclerotic or Coronary Vascular Disease

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • LDL-C lowering

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Total cholesterol (TC) lowering

Enrollment: 435
Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: November 2004
Primary Completion Date: October 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  • Men and women greater than or equal to 18 years of age with elevated cholesterol levels and coronary heart disease (CHD), or atherosclerotic vascular disease may be eligible to participate in this study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00090168

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00090168     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0653A-806, 2004_002
Study First Received: August 25, 2004
Last Updated: November 13, 2014
Health Authority: Estonia: The State Agency of Medicine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on March 26, 2015