A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Valsartan/Simvastatin Combinations in Patients With Both Essential Hypertension and Hypercholesterolemia
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The purpose of this study is to provide data on the dose response of simvastatin in lowering LDL-C when it is co-administered with valsartan in patients with both essential hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. The primary objective of the study will be to show that the combination of valsartan 160mg/simvastatin 40mg has superior efficacy compared to the combination of valsartan 160mg/simvastatin 20mg in percentage change from baseline in LDL-C.
A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of the Valsartan/Simvastatin Combinations 160/20mg up Titrated to 320/20mg Versus 160/40mg up Titrated to 320/40mg in Patients With Both Essential Hypertension and Hypercholesterolemia
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BP < 140/90 mmHg in non diabetics, or < 130/80 mmHg in diabetics, and LDL-C < 2.6, 3.4 or 4.1 mmol/l based on risk group at 6, 12 wks
SBP < 140 mmHg in non diabetics, < 130 mmHg in diabetics, or 20 mmHg decrease in SBP from baseline and DBP < 90 mmHg in non diabetics, DBP < 80 mmHg in diabetics, or 10 mmHg decrease in DBP from baseline at 6, 12 wks
Systolic and diastolic bp at 6, 12 wks
Serious/adverse events, labs, physical exams, vitals up to 12 wks
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Prior or known muscular or neuromuscular disease of any type
A history of cardiovascular disease
Hypertension or hypercholesterolemia due to secondary causes
Uncontrolled diabetes or insulin treatment
Evidence of hepatic or renal disease
Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply