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Study of Weight-Reducing Effect and Safety of Rimonabant In Obesity in ASIA (RIO-ASIA)

This study has been completed.
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Sanofi Identifier:
First received: May 12, 2006
Last updated: April 6, 2009
Last verified: April 2009

Primary : effect on weight loss and weight maintenance over 9 months when prescribed with a hypocaloric diet in obese patients.

Secondary : effect on HDL-Cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting-insulin, fasting glucose, waist circumference - safety and tolerability

Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity Drug: Rimonabant (SR141716) Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group, Fixed-Dose (Rimonabant 20mg), Multi-National, Multicentre Study of Weight-Reducing Effect and Safety of Rimonabant in Obese Patients With or Without Comorbidities

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Absolute change in weight from baseline to month 9

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • HDL-Cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting-insulin, fasting glucose, waist circumference(physical examination, vital signs, ECG, laboratory tests, adverse events).

Enrollment: 643
Study Start Date: April 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2007
Primary Completion Date: April 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Body mass index (BMI)> 25 kg/m²

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Absence of stable weight (variation < 5 kg) within three months prior to screening visit),
  • Absence of effective contraceptive method for females of childbearing potential,
  • Presence of treated or untreated type 1 or type 2 diabetes,
  • Systolic blood pressure > 165 mm Hg and/or diastolic blood pressure > 105 mm Hg on 2 consecutive visits from the screening to the inclusion visit,
  • Presence of secondary hypertension,
  • Patients with conditions/concomitant diseases making them non evaluable for the primary efficacy endpoint (presence of any clinically significant endocrine disease according to the Investigator, obesity of known endocrine origin...)
  • Presence of any severe medical or psychological condition or chronic conditions/infections that in the opinion of the Investigator would compromise the patient's safety or successful participation in the study,
  • Presence of any clinically significant abnormality according to the Investigator on the ECG performed on the inclusion visit.
  • Presence or history of cancer within the past five years with the exception of adequately treated localized basal cell skin cancer or in situ uterine cervical cancer.
  • Related to previous or concomitant medications :

    • Drugs affecting weight (e.g., sibutramine, orlistat, herbal preparations, etc).
    • Antidiabetic drugs.
  • Related to laboratory findings:

    • Positive test for hepatitis B surface antigen and/or hepatitis C antibody.
    • Abnormal TSH level (TSH > ULN or < LLN).
    • Positive urine pregnancy test.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00325546

Shangai, China, 200040
Korea, Republic of
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 135-755
Taipei, Taiwan, 105
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: ICD CSD Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: ICD Study Director, sanofi-aventis Identifier: NCT00325546     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EFC6001
Study First Received: May 12, 2006
Last Updated: April 6, 2009

Keywords provided by Sanofi:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Cannabinoid Receptor Antagonists
Cannabinoid Receptor Modulators
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on September 21, 2017