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Fluvastatin, Rosuvastatin Added to Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00487318
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 18, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 21, 2012
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ted Bader, MD, Bader, Ted, M.D.

Brief Summary:
Hypothesis: addition of fluvastatin will increase the cure rate of standard anti-HCV therapy. Summary: This trial is limited to veterans in Oklahoma who qualify for care with the Veterans Administration. It is a randomized control format including genotypes 1 and 3. There will also be pilot arms for HCV carriers who present for screening already on a statin, who will be allowed to stay on their current statin or switched to another statin. In all ways, standard therapy as noted on pegylated interferon and ribavirin will be given per FDA package insert.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Hepatitis C Drug: standard of care Drug: fluvastatin Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Adding Fluvastatin to Standard Medical Treatment (SMT) and a Pilot Trial of Rosuvastatin and Other Statins With SMT, for Patients Infected With Chronic Hepatitis C Who Are Naive to Therapy.
Study Start Date : June 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm 1 Plus statin
The addition of fluvastatin or rosuvastatin or other statins to the standard of care of peginterferon and ribavirin.
Drug: fluvastatin
Add fluvastatin at 20-40 mg/day to standard of care
Other Name: Lescol

Active Comparator: 2
Administration of the standard of care for hepatitis C of peginterferon and ribavirin.
Drug: standard of care

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sustained Viral response [ Time Frame: 72 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Viral load at 4, 12 and 24 weeks [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Not previously treated.
  • Off alcohol and marijuana for 6 months
  • HCV RNA positive

Exclusion Criteria:

  • HIV positive
  • Advanced liver disease
  • Advanced cardiopulmonary disease
  • Chronic renal failure

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00487318

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United States, Oklahoma
Veterans Administration Medical Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bader, Ted, M.D.
US Department of Veterans Affairs
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Principal Investigator: Ted F Bader, MD OUHSC and VAMC
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Responsible Party: Ted Bader, MD, Director of Liver Diseases, VA Medical Center, Bader, Ted, M.D. Identifier: NCT00487318    
Other Study ID Numbers: 13358
First Posted: June 18, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 21, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012
Keywords provided by Ted Bader, MD, Bader, Ted, M.D.:
hepatitis C
chronic hepatitis C
not previously treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Hepatitis, Chronic
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Blood-Borne Infections
Communicable Diseases
Flaviviridae Infections