Effect of MK0524A on Flushing Caused by Niacin (0524A-056)
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MK-0524A produces less flushing during the acute dosing period than niacin extended-release as measured by maximum Global Flushing Severity Score (GFSS) categorized as none/mild, moderate, severe, extreme. [ Time Frame: Over 1 week ]
Secondary Outcome Measures :
MK-0524A produces less flushing during the acute dosing period than niacin extended-release as measured by (a) maximum daily GFSS; and (b) percentage of patients with a maximum GFSS =4 (moderate or greater). [ Time Frame: Daily ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patient is male or female between 18 and 70 years of age
Females of reproductive potential must agree to take acceptable contraceptive precautions for the duration of the study
Patient has a history of hypersensitivity to niacin or niacin-containing products
Patient is currently experiencing menopausal hot flashes
Patient consumes more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day
Patient has poorly controlled Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Patient engages in vigorous exercise or an aggressive diet regimen