Efficacy and Safety of Three Doses of Vildagliptin in Drug Naive Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
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The purpose of this study is to assess the long term safety and effectiveness of three doses of vildagliptin, an unapproved drug, compared to placebo in lowering overall blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes who have not previously been treated with drug therapy to lower their blood sugar.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Not currently on drug therapy for type 2 diabetes
Blood glucose criteria must be met
Body mass index (BMI) in the range 22-45
History of type 1 diabetes
Evidence of significant diabetic complications
Serious cardiovascular events within the past 6 months
Laboratory value abnormalities as defined by the protocol
Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply