To Evaluate the Lipid-Lowering Efficacy and Safety of Simvastatin 40 Mg Tablet In Patients With Hypercholesterolemia (0733-264)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 10, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 11, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Brief Summary:
To collect lipid-lowering response data with the use of simvastatin 40 mg tablet in patients with hypercholesterolemia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypercholesterolemia Drug: MK0733, simvastatin / Duration of Treatment: 12 Weeks Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label, Single-Arm, Prospective Study to Evaluate the Lipid-Lowering Efficacy and Safety of Simvastatin 40 Mg Tablet in Patients With Hypercholesterolemia
Actual Study Start Date : May 1, 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 4, 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : April 4, 2006

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Drug Information available for: Simvastatin
U.S. FDA Resources

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Total cholesterol, ldl-c, hdl-c, and triglycerides after 12 weeks

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female patient, >18 years of age
  • Patients with hypercholesterolemia who meet the following lipid criteria:

    1. primary cholesterolemia: total cholesterol>=240 mg/dl or ldl-c >= 160 mg/dl
    2. secondary cholesterolemia (patients with cad, dm): ldl-c>=130 mg/dl
  • The patient is willing to follow an NCEP therapeutic lifestyle changes (tlc) or similar cholesterol-lowering diet throughout the duration of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Congestive heart failure (NYHA class III or IV), uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmias, unstable angina pectoris
  • Myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass surgery, or angioplasty within 3 months of visit 1
  • Uncontrolled hypertension with systolic blood pressure > 160 mmhg or diastolic > 100 mmhg at visit 1.
  • Unstable diabetes (hba1c >9%) or newly diagnosed (within 3 months)or change in anti-diabetes medications within 3 months of screening

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00398294

Merck Sharp & Dohme (I.A.) Corp.
Taipei, Taiwan, 106
Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Study Data/Documents: CSR Synopsis  This link exits the site

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00398294     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0733-264
First Posted: November 10, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 11, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors