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A Study Comparing Ezetimibe Plus Simvastatin Versus Simvastatin Alone in Patients at Risk for Heart Disease (0653-023)(COMPLETED)

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: NCT00551447
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 31, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 28, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Brief Summary:
This purpose of this study is to determine if the administration of ezetimibe and simvastatin together is more effective than simvastatin alone in lowering LDL-C levels to a goal of <100 mg/dL in patients at risk for Heart Disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Coronary Disease Drug: MK0653, ezetimibe / Duration of Treatment: 27 Weeks Drug: MK0733, simvastatin / Duration of Treatment: 27 Weeks Drug: Comparator: simvastatin / Duration of Treatment: 27 Weeks Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 616 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparison of Treatment With Ezetimibe (SCH 58235) and Simvastatin Coadministration Versus Simvastatin in Attaining the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) or CHD Risk Equivalent Strata Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-c)
Study Start Date : January 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2003

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. LDL-C measurement (target goal = <100 mg/dL) [ Time Frame: 27 Weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Well tolerated in patients [ Time Frame: 27 Weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women aged 18 to 80 at risk for Heart Disease who have LDL-C levels greater than or equal to 130 mg/dL and triglyceride level less than or equal to 350 mg/dL
  • Patients must be able to maintain the National Cholesterol Education Program diet throughout the course of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients are excluded from the study if their weight is less than 50% of ideal body weight, if they are pregnant or lactating, have congestive heart failure, uncontrolled heart rhythm problems or a recent heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery, or angioplasty. Additionally, patients with poorly controlled Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, uncontrolled endocrine or metabolic disease, are known HIV positive, and uncontrolled high blood pressure

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00551447

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: NCT00551447    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0653-023
First Posted: October 31, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 28, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease
Cardiovascular Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors