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Testing the Efficacy of Different Dosages of Lercanidipine to Reduce Hypertensive Blood Pressure in Normal Weight and Obese Patients

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 10, 2008
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Information provided by:
UCB Pharma
A double blind study to examine the safety and efficacy of different dosages of lercanidipine in normal weight and obese patients with hypertension

Condition Intervention
Hypertension Drug: Lercanidipine

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Multicenter, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel, Dose-Titration Study to Assess the Efficacy of Lercanidipine 10 mg and 20 mg Once Daily p. o. in Hypertensive Subjects (I or II WHO) With Elevated Body Weight.

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Further study details as provided by UCB Pharma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • change from baseline of systolic blood pressure (BPs) after 4 weeks of treatment

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood pressure, response rate, normalization rate, pulse rate, lipid profile, safety and tolerability. Measures after 4, 8, 12 weeks.

Estimated Enrollment: 180
Study Start Date: May 2004
Study Completion Date: August 2005
Primary Completion Date: August 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI): 18.0 - 24.9 or 30.0 - 39.9 kg/m2 (extremes included);
  • Essential hypertension I or II WHO:
  • 140 mmHg ≤ BPs ≤ 179 mmHg and BPd ≤ 109 mmHg at the end of the placebo run-in phase;

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Secondary hypertension;
  • Diabetes mellitus type 1, insulin dependent diabetes mellitus type 2, fasting blood glucose ≥ 160 mg/dl;
  • Subjects keeping to a hypocaloric diet (except special diet for diabetics) to reduce body weight;
  • History or presence of angioneurotic oedema;
  • Subjects developing a hypertensive crisis during wash-out or placebo run-in period;
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00160498

Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB Pharma
Study Director: Jürgen Scholze, MD UCB Pharma
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00160498     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Ler 25-03
First Submitted: September 8, 2005
First Posted: September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 10, 2008
Last Verified: March 2008

Keywords provided by UCB Pharma:
Lercanidipine, calcium antagonist, hypertension, obesity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Antihypertensive Agents
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action