Sitosterolemia Extension Study (0653-003)(COMPLETED)
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This is an extension study for patients having unusually high absorption of non-cholesterol sterols, resulting in heart-related diseases. This study will evaluate the long term safety and the ability to lower cholesterol levels with an investigational drug.
A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of MK0653 When Added to Current Regimen in Patients With Homozygous Sitosterolemia - 1 Year Open-Label Extension
Actual Study Start Date :
February 12, 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date :
September 18, 2001
Actual Study Completion Date :
November 30, 2004
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To assess the percent change relative to baseline in plasma sitosterol concentration after long-term treatment with MK0653 10 mg/day.
Secondary Outcome Measures :
Assess the percent change relative to baseline in LDL-C/plasma campesterol concentrations, and safety and tolerability after long-term treatment with MK0653 10 mg/day in patients with homozygous sitosterolemia
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Ages Eligible for Study:
10 Years and older (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients with elevated sitosterol levels while taking current medication
Patient has a condition which, in the opinion of the investigator, might pose a risk to the patient, interfere with participation in the study, or does not meet the additional criteria as required by the study.