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Eze/Simva Switch Study in Diabetics (0653A-807)

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: NCT00541697
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 10, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 7, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Brief Summary:
A study to assess the effectiveness and tolerability of MK0653A and MK0653A versus Atorvastatin in lowering LDL-C levels.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Drug: MK0653A, ezetimibe (+) simvastatin / Duration of Treatment: 6 Weeks Drug: Comparator: atorvastatin / Duration of Treatment: 6 Weeks Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 648 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Multicenter Study to Assess the LDL-C Lowering of Combination Tablets Ezetimibe/Simvastatin (10mg/20mg) and Ezetimibe/Simvastatin (10mg/40mg) Compared to Atorvastatin 20mg in Patients With Type II Diabetes.
Actual Study Start Date : January 19, 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 28, 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : October 14, 2005

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine the additional LDL-C lowering achieved by switching to MK0653A as compared to Atorvastatin after 6 weeks of treatment [ Time Frame: 6 Weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine the effect of MK0653A versus Atorvastatin on total cholesterol after 6 weeks of treatment [ Time Frame: 6 Weeks ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Currently being treated with Atorvastatin 10 mg for at least 6 weeks
  • Have Type 2 Diabetes
  • Weight must be stable for more than 6 weeks before entering the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Consume more than 14 alcoholic drinks per week.
  • Pregnant or lactating
  • Have taken another investigation drug within 3 months of starting this study
  • History of congestive heart failure, heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • HIV positive
  • History of cancer in the last 5 years

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00541697

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00541697    
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00093106
Other Study ID Numbers: 0653A-807
First Posted: October 10, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors