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Efficacy of the New Closure Device in Improving Patient Compliance in Treatment of Hypertension With Valsartan+/-Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) at 6 Months

This study has been completed.
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Novartis Identifier:
First received: June 13, 2007
Last updated: June 13, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
This study will evaluate the efficacy of the reminder device Remind Cap® in improving patients' compliance in the consumption of Valsartan +/- Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) in the treatment of hypertension

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypertension Drug: Valsartan+/- Hydrochlorothiazide Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center, Randomized, Proof-of-Concept, Parallel Control Study With Remind Cap® in Patients With Essential Hypertension and Newly Treated With Valsartan+/-Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Compliance rate at month 3, 6 and post study month 1 will be assessed by pill count

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient Adherence to study/follow up visits -Clinical Outcome Measurement: Mean sitting systolic BP and mean sitting diastolic BP -Patient's and Physician's Satisfaction Survey

Study Completion Date: September 2007
Primary Completion Date: September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with hypertension that have newly started using Valsartan+/-HCTZ

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or Hypersensitivity to Valsartan+/-HCTZ

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00487123

Novartis Investigative Site
Singapore, Singapore
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Chair: non IND Sponsor GmbH
  More Information Identifier: NCT00487123     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CVAH631BSG02
Study First Received: June 13, 2007
Last Updated: June 13, 2008

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Hypertension, compliance, Valsartan, hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Antihypertensive Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Natriuretic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sodium Chloride Symporter Inhibitors
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