A Research Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of MK0217 to Prevent and Treat Bone Loss (0217-193)(COMPLETED)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 31, 2007
Last Update Posted : March 6, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Brief Summary:
A research study to see how safe and effective MK0217 is when taken weekly for the prevention and treatment of steroid induced bone loss.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoporosis Drug: MK0217/Duration of Treatment : 12 Months Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 173 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, 12-Month Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Alendronate Sodium Once Weekly for the Prevention and Treatment of Glucocorticoid-Induced Bone Loss
Study Start Date : July 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2003

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MedlinePlus related topics: Steroids

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assess the effect of patients taking MK0217 once weekly along with steroids for a 12 month period by checking the percentage change of bone mineral density as compared to patients taking placebo

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Describe how safe and tolerable the drug MK0217 is when patients take it once weekly over 3 months

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Man or woman aged 18 to 80 years, being treated with oral glucocorticoid (steroid), without vertebral fracture or prior osteoporotic fracture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mentally or legally incompetent, pregnant, alcohol or drug dependence, history of heart disease, kidney disease, hypertension, upper gastrointestinal disease, cancer, being treated with hormone replacement therapy, or life expectancy of less than 3 years

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

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

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00480766     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0217-193
First Posted: May 31, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 6, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs