A Study to Evaluate Ezetimibe in Korean Patients With Primary Hypercholesterolemia (0653-042)
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Patients undergo 4-week placebo lead-in and diet period, and 12-week treatment period. Clinical efficacy and safety is evaluated at weeks 4, 8 and 12. This study takes approximately 18 weeks for an individual patient to complete including post-visit at week 14.
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Drug: MK0653; ezetimibe / Duration of Treatment: 12 weeksDrug: Comparator: simvastatin / Duration of Treatment: 12 weeks
A Double-Blind, Randomized, Multicenter, Active-Comparative, 12-Week Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of the Drug in Conjunction With Another Drug in Korean Patients With Primary Hypercholesterolemia
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
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Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Korean males or females at least 18 years of age with hypercholesterolemia
Bae JW, Kim HS, Lee SC, Han KH, Jeon ES. The safety and efficacy of ezetimibe and simvastatin combination therapy in Korean patients with primary hypercholesterolemia. Korean J Med. 2005;68(5):487-497 [in Korean].