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WelChol® With Metformin in Treating Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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: NCT00147719
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 7, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to see how safe and effective and tolerable the use of colesevelam hydrochloride is for type 2 diabetes when added to metformin alone or in combination with other anti-diabetic drugs.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Drug: Colesevelam hydrochloride Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study of the Efficacy and Safety of WelChol® in Type 2 Diabetics With Inadequate Glycemic Control on Metformin Monotherapy or Metformin Therapy in Combination With Other Oral Anti-Diabetic Agents
Study Start Date : June 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the additional lowering of HbA1C achieved by addition of colesevelam hydrochloride to current antidiabetic therapy

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the fasting plasma glucose and fructosamine lowering effect;
  2. To assess the glycemic control response rate;
  3. To assess the improvement in insulin sensitivity;
  4. To assess the effect on high sensitivity C-reactive protein;
  5. To assess the improvement in lipids, and lipoproteins;
  6. To assess the safety and tolerability of colesevelam hydrochloride when added on to current therapy

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-75 years, inclusive
  • Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
  • Hemoglobin (HbA1c) between 7.5% to 9.5%
  • Prescribed an ADA accepted diet
  • Receiving stable dose of metformin alone or in combination with other oral anti-diabetic medications for 90 days before Visit 1

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of type 1 diabetes or ketoacidosis
  • History of chronic (more than 2 months) insulin therapy or the initiation of insulin for chronic treatment
  • History of pancreatitis
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Recent severe cardiovascular disease
  • Allergy or toxic response to colesevelam or any of its components
  • Body mass index (BMI) >45 kg/m2

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00147719

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Identifier: NCT00147719    
Other Study ID Numbers: WEL-301
First Posted: September 7, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 18, 2012
Last Verified: January 2012
Keywords provided by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.:
Diabetes Mellitus
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Colesevelam Hydrochloride
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents