A Study of MK0217A and Dietary Supplement in Men and Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis (0217A-227)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00092079
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 24, 2004
Last Update Posted : November 11, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to test the safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of an investigational drug and dietary supplement to reduce the risk of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency during treatment of osteoporosis in men and postmenopausal women.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoporosis Vitamin D Deficiency Drug: MK0217A, alendronate sodium (+) cholecalciferol / Duration of Treatment: 24 weeks Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 652 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 15-Week, Double-Blind, Randomized, Active-Controlled, Multi-Center Study With 24-Week Extension to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Efficacy of Alendronate 70 mg Plus Vitamin D3 2800 IU Combination Tablet in Men and Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis
Study Start Date : January 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2004

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety and tolerability; primary parameter assessed is the proportion of patients who develop hypercalcuria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men or postmenopausal women who are osteoporotic

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Other disease of bone or mineral metabolism
  • Digestive disease causing malabsorption
  • Other medical conditions that are not adequately treated

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00092079

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitior Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00092079     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0217A-227 Extension
First Posted: September 24, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 11, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vitamin D Deficiency
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Deficiency Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents