Effect of an Investigational Compound on Tolerability of Extended Release Niacin (0524A-023)(COMPLETED)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: September 14, 2006
Last updated: August 24, 2015
Last verified: August 2015

This is a 12-week clinical trial in lipid clinic patients for whom niacin therapy is appropriate to evaluate the efficacy of MK0524 to improve the tolerability of extended-release niacin. There will be 6 scheduled clinic visits and 3 treatment arms.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: niacin (+) laropiprant
Drug: Comparator : niacin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Worldwide, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel, Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of MK0524 to Improve Tolerability of Extended Release Niacin

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Global Flushing Severity Score (GFSS) during 7 days of treatment [ Time Frame: during 7 days of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety/Tolerability

Enrollment: 825
Study Start Date: July 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Primary Completion Date: January 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: niacin (+) laropiprant
    Duration of Treatment: 10 Weeks
    Other Name: MK0524A
    Drug: Comparator : niacin
    Duration of Treatment: 2 Weeks

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is appropriate candidate for niacin therapy
  • Patients with evidence of ischemic cardiovascular disease must be on a statin and have LDL-C <130 mg/dL at V1
  • Patients with diabetes mellitus and no evidence of ischemic cardiovascular disease must have LDL-C <130 mg/dL at V1
  • Non-diabetic patients with 2 or more risk factors for coronary heart disease and no ischemic cardiovascular disease must have LDL-C <160 mg/dL at V1
  • Patient has TG <500 mg/dL (5.65 mmol/L) at V1
  • A patients historic serum or plasma lipid values measured within 6 months from Visit 1 may be used to meet lipid inclusion criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with unstable doses of medications
  • Pregnant or lactating women, or women intending to become pregnant are excluded
  • Patients with diabetes mellitus that is poorly controlled, unstable or newly diagnosed
  • Patients with: chronic heart failure, uncontrolled/unstable cardiac arrhythmias, unstable hypertension, active or chronic hepatobiliary disorder or hepatic disease, HIV positive, gout (within 1 year)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00376584

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00376584     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0524A-023, MK0524A-023, 2006_504
Study First Received: September 14, 2006
Last Updated: August 24, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:
Primary Hypercholesteremia
Mixed Hyperlipidemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Nicotinic Acids
Cardiovascular Agents
Growth Substances
Hypolipidemic Agents
Lipid Regulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
Vasodilator Agents
Vitamin B Complex

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 02, 2015