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A Study to Evaluate the Combination of Valsartan + Amlodipine in Hypertensive Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis Identifier:
First received: October 23, 2006
Last updated: November 16, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of valsartan plus amlodipine in hypertensive patients not responding to treatment with amlodipine or felodipine alone.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypertension Drug: valsartan + amlodipine Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Tolerability of a 4-week Therapy With the Combination of Valsartan 160mg + Amlodipine 5mg in Hypertensive Patients Not Adequately Responding to 4-week Treatment With Amlo 5mg or Felodipine 5mg in Monotherapy

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To investigate whether 4 weeks treatment with valsartan 160mg + amlo 5mg provide an add'l mean sitting systolic blood pressure reduction in patients not adequately responding to 4 weeks treatment with amlo 5mg or felodipine 5mg

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean sitting diastolic blood pressure (analogously & explorative)
  • Normalization (analogously & explorative)
  • Responder rate. (analogously & explorative)

Enrollment: 224
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: February 2007
Primary Completion Date: February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female patients (18 years)
  2. Patients with moderate essential hypertension (untreated must have MSSBP ≥160 and <180 mmHg at Visit 1, treated must have MSSBP <180 mmHg at Visit 1) (WHO grade II)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Severe hypertension(MSDBP ≥110 mmHg or MSSBP ≥ 180 mmHg)
  2. Pregnant or nursing women
  3. Treated hypertensive patients with controlled hypertension under current therapy (diastolic BP < 90 mmHg and systolic BP < 140 mmHg)
  4. A history of cardiovascular disease, including angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, transient ischemic attack, stroke, and heart failure NYHA II - IV

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00392262

Investigative Centers, Germany
Basel, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Novartis +41 61 324 1111 Novartis
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT00392262     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CVAA489ADE03
Study First Received: October 23, 2006
Last Updated: November 16, 2016

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Moderate essential hypertension (WHO grade II)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Antihypertensive Agents
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Vasodilator Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists processed this record on September 20, 2017