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Effectiveness of Two Approved Drugs in Lowering High Cholesterol (0733-224)

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: NCT00092157
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 24, 2004
Last Update Posted : April 12, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of two approved drugs in lowering high cholesterol when taken together, compared to taking only one of the drugs.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypercholesterolemia Drug: MK0733, simvastatin Drug: Comparator: simvastatin Phase 3

Detailed Description:
The duration of treatment is 12 weeks.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 571 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Tolerability and Efficacy of the Co-Administration of Simvastatin 20 mg/Day and Fenofibrate 160 mg/Day Compared to Simvastatin 20 mg/Day Alone for 12 Weeks of Treatment in Patients With Combined Hyperlipidemia-Simvastatin and Fenofibrate Efficacy Trial (SAFARI)
Actual Study Start Date : May 1, 2002
Primary Completion Date : March 3, 2003
Study Completion Date : March 4, 2003

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

Drug Information available for: Simvastatin
U.S. FDA Resources

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fasting triglyceride levels at 12 weeks.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Total Cholesterol, LDL-C, HDL-C, VLDL-C, VLDL-TG, Apo A-I, and Apo B, CRP, PAI-1, fibrinogen, fasting plasma glucose, and fasting insulin

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elevated cholesterol level

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Liver disease
  • Known allergies to study drugs

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00092157

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

Study Data/Documents: CSR Synopsis  This link exits the site

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00092157     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0733-224
First Posted: September 24, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 12, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:
High cholesterol

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors