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A 1-Year Study of an Investigational Drug in Obese Patients (0557-012)(COMPLETED)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00092872
First received: September 23, 2004
Last updated: January 29, 2015
Last verified: January 2015
  Purpose
This is a 1-year study to assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of an investigational drug in obese patients after a very low calorie diet.

Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity Drug: MK0557 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of MK0557 in Obese Patients

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body weight after 1 year of treatment. [ Time Frame: After 1 year of treatment ]
  • Safety and tolerability. [ Time Frame: After 1 year of treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Waist circumference; Blood pressure, body fat mass, biochemical markers (fasting plasma, lipid profile, fasting plasma glucose, leptin, insulin, insulin sensitivity); body weight after 2 years [ Time Frame: After 2 years ]

Enrollment: 359
Study Start Date: November 2003
Study Completion Date: February 2005
Primary Completion Date: February 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obese men and nonpregnant women between the ages of 18 and 65 years with a body mass index (height to weight ratio) as required by the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure and/or diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00092872

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