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MK0653A (Ezetimibe (+) Simvastatin) Compared to an Approved Drug (Atorvastatin) for the Treatment of High Cholesterol (0653A-051)(COMPLETED)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00092690
First Posted: September 28, 2004
Last Update Posted: March 13, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  Purpose
This study is to assess the safety and efficacy of an investigational drug as compared to an approved drug to reduce specific cholesterol levels.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypercholesterolemia Drug: MK0653A, ezetimibe (+) simvastatin Drug: Comparator: atorvastatin Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel Group, 6-Week Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Combination Tablet Versus Atorvastatin in Patients With Hypercholesterolemia

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Plasma LDL-C averaged across all doses after 6 weeks

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Plasma LDL-C for each dose; plasma HDL-C averaged across all doses

Enrollment: 1902
Study Start Date: June 2003
Study Completion Date: March 2004
Primary Completion Date: March 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
The duration of treatment is 6 weeks.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 79 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elevated cholesterol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable medical conditions or significant heart problems within 3 months prior to first study visit.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00092690


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

Publications:
Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00092690     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0653A-051
2004_051
First Submitted: September 23, 2004
First Posted: September 28, 2004
Last Update Posted: March 13, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description:

http://www.merck.com/clinical-trials/pdf/Merck%20Procedure%20on%20Clinical%20Trial%20Data%20Access%20Final_Updated%20July_9_2014.pdf

http://engagezone.msd.com/ds_documentation.php


Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypercholesterolemia
Hyperlipidemias
Dyslipidemias
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Atorvastatin Calcium
Simvastatin
Ezetimibe
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors