Simvastatin Therapy in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

This study has been completed.
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First received: August 15, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2004
History: No changes posted

The purpose of this study is to determine whether statins (simvastatin) improve clinical (excessive hair, skin problems), endocrine (androgens) and metabolic (lipids, markers of systemic inflammation) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Condition Intervention
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Drug: simvastatin

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Simvastatin on Clinical, Endocrine, Metabolic and Biochemical Parameters of Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Prospective, Randomized Trial.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • serum testosterone

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • serum lutropin
  • serum follitropin
  • serum lipids
  • serum DHEA-S
  • serum SHBG
  • serum insulin

Study Start Date: April 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • PCO - ESHRE/ASRM criteria: oligomenorrhea (<8 spontaneous menses per year) and hyperandrogenism (hirsutism or acne) or hyperandrogenemia (testosterone >70ng/dl)
  • Normal prolactin, TSH, 17-OH progesterone
  • No evidence of androgen producing malignancy, Cushing’s syndrome or acromegaly
  • Age 18-40
  • Reliable use of birth control pill for at least 3 months and no plans of pregnancy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Elevated creatinine kinase above 2 times upper limit of normal or liver enzymes (transaminases) above 2 times of upper limit of normal
  • Use of any of the following medications: cyclosporine, fibrates, niacin, antifungal agents, macrolide antibiotics.
  • Use of oral contraceptives and other steroid hormones 3 months prior to the study
  • Contraindications to oral contraceptives
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00365638

Division of Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Gynecology and Obsterics
Poznan, Poland, 60-184
Sponsors and Collaborators
Poznan University of Medical Sciences
Yale University
Principal Investigator: Leszek Pawelczyk, MD PhD Poznan University of Medical Sciences
Study Director: Antoni J Duleba, MD Yale University
  More Information

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00365638     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 636/04
Study First Received: August 15, 2006
Last Updated: August 15, 2006
Health Authority: Poland: Ministry of Health

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Adnexal Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Anticholesteremic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Hypolipidemic Agents
Lipid Regulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
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