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Safety and Efficacy Study of Pitavastatin in Patient With a Metabolic Syndrome (ProPit)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: March 21, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 30, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
JW Pharmaceutical
We will identify the influence of long-term treatment of Pitavastatin compared to non-treatment control group on the metabolic syndrome by evaluation of a change of metabolic syndrome component score. And we will additionally observe the changes of CVD risk factors like lipid profile, abdominal fat, insulin resistance and so on.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypercholesterolemia Metabolic Syndrome Drug: pitavastatin Behavioral: Lifestyle Modification Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective Comparative Clinical Study to Identify Efficacy and Safety of Pitavastatin in Patients With a Metabolic Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by JW Pharmaceutical:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • A change of metabolic syndrome risk component [ Time Frame: 48week ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes of cardiometabolic profiles : lipid profiles, hs-CRP, adiponectin, HMW adiponectin [ Time Frame: 48week ]
  • Changes of abdominal visceral fat [ Time Frame: 48week ]
  • Changes of insulin resistance : OGTT(75g), HOMA [ Time Frame: 48week ]

Enrollment: 187
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: T
Lifestyle modification + active drug(Pitavastatin)
Drug: pitavastatin
Pitavastatin 2mg daily once
Other Name: Livaro
Lifestyle Modification
Behavioral: Lifestyle Modification
conducting mainly exercises and diet


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged between 18 and 75
  • Patients with LDL ≥ 100mg/dL
  • Patients with metabolic syndrome

    1. IFG: Fasting glucose ≥ 100mg/dL
    2. Abdominal Obesity: Waist circumference: men≥90cm,women≥85cm
    3. 1 or more of the following

      1. Triglyceride ≥ 150mg/dL
      2. HDL-C: men < 40mg/dL, women < 50mg/dL
      3. Blood pressure: SBP ≥ 130mmHg or DBP ≥ 85mmHg or subject receiving anti-hypertensive treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • uncontrolled hypertension (DBP ≥ 95mmHg)
  • taking diabetic drugs or with HbA1c > 8%
  • LDL ≥ 190mg/dL or Triglyceride ≥ 400mg/dL
  • coronary heart disease or other diseases caused by artherosclerosis
  • malignancy within 6 months
  • Serum creatinine ≥ 2.0mg/dL
  • ALT or AST ≥ ULN*2.5
  • CPK ≥ ULN*2
  • hypothyroidism
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00640276

Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Bundang-gu, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of, 463-707
Hanyang Univ. Guri Hospital
Guri-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of, 471-701
Sponsors and Collaborators
JW Pharmaceutical
Study Chair: Chang Beom Lee Hanyang Univ. Guri Hospital
Study Chair: Hak Chul Jang Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: JW Pharmaceutical
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00640276     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CWP_PTV_706
First Submitted: March 18, 2008
First Posted: March 21, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 30, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

Keywords provided by JW Pharmaceutical:
metabolic syndrome
metabolic syndrome risk score

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Metabolic Syndrome X
Pathologic Processes
Insulin Resistance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Enzyme Inhibitors
Lipid Regulating Agents