Efficacy, Tolerability and Safety Study in Rheumatoid Arthritis (0812-008)
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MK0812 once daily for 12 weeks will demonstrate clinical effectiveness superior to placebo for treatment of Arthritis, as assessed by changes from baseline in the patient's swollen joint count [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
Secondary Outcome Measures :
MK0812 once daily for 12 weeks will be safe and well tolerated in Arthritis patients [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 65 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patient has had diagnosis of RA made at least 6 months prior to study start and was greater than 16 years of age when diagnosed
Patient has active RA with a minimum level of disease activity including at least 10 swollen joints and 10 tender or painful joints
Excepting rheumatoid arthritis, patient is judged to be in otherwise general good health based on medical history, physical examination, and routine laboratory tests
Patient is mentally or legally incapacitated, has significant emotional problems at the time of the study, or has a history of psychosis
Patient has a history of any clinically significant disease of the cardiovascular, hepatic, neurological, renal, genitourinary, or hematologic systems or uncontrolled blood pressure