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Effects of Doxazosin Gastrointestinal Therapeutic System on Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Uncontrolled Hypertensive Patients

This study has been completed.
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First received: March 26, 2008
Last updated: August 7, 2008
Last verified: August 2008
The primary objective was to determine the effects of the Gastrointestinal Therapeutic System (GITS) formulation of Doxazosin when used in combination therapy with the 5 major classes of antihypertensive agents as measure by 24-hour diastolic blood pressure.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypertension Drug: Doxazosin gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Doxazosin Gastrointestinal Therapeutic System (GITS) on Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Uncontrolled Hypertensives on Drug Therapy

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Further study details as provided by Pfizer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the effects of Doxazosin Gastrointestinal Therapeutic System (GITS) 4 or 8mg/day on mean 24-hour diastolic ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) when used in combination therapy in subjects with uncontrolled essential hypertension. [ Time Frame: 11 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Serum lipid levels (total cholesterol [TC], HDL cholesterol, calculated LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, calculated HDL/TC ratio) [ Time Frame: 9 weeks ]
  • HgbA1C [ Time Frame: 9 weeks ]
  • 24-hour systolic ABP and 24-hour ambulatory heart rate [ Time Frame: 9 weeks ]
  • daytime and nighttime (2200 to 0600 hours) ABP and ambulatory heart rate [ Time Frame: 9 weeks ]
  • Sitting and standing clinic blood pressure (BP) and heart rate [ Time Frame: 9 weeks ]
  • 24-hour ABP smoothness index [ Time Frame: 9 weeks ]
  • 24-hour ABP and ambulatory heart rate between 24 hours (Week 9) and 48 hours (Week 9+1 day) after final dose of Doxazosin GITS [ Time Frame: 9 weeks ]

Enrollment: 89
Study Start Date: February 2003
Study Completion Date: February 2004
Primary Completion Date: February 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A Drug: Doxazosin gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS)
4 mg/day, and was titrated, if necessary, to 8 mg/day at Week 3 (Visit 5) or Week 5 (Visit 6).


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Eligible subjects were males or females ≥18 years of age with a diagnosis of primary essential hypertension and currently taking 1 or 2 individual antihypertensive agents
  • Dosing for entry antihypertensive medication was at the accepted efficacious dose or the maximum tolerated dose and had to be stable for at least 4 weeks prior to study entry
  • Subjects were required to have clinic sitting DBP ≥95 and ≤110 mmHg and SBP ≥140 and ≤180 mmHg as an average of 3 readings on their current antihypertensive therapy at visits 1 and 2

Exclusion Criteria:

Exclusion criteria included, but were not limited to:

  • Subjects taking antihypertensive medications for other indications (i.e. arrhythrma, unstable angina, CHF, etc.)
  • Orthostatic hypotension, defined as a decrease of at least 20 mmHg systolic or 1OmmHg diastolic pressure between sitting and standing blood pressures after 2 rmnutes, or known fluid depletion.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00646841

Pfizer Investigational Site
Brescia, Italy, 25123
Pfizer Investigational Site
Monza (Milan), Italy, 20052
Pfizer Investigational Site
Padova, Italy, 35128
Pfizer Investigational Site
Palamos, Gerona, Spain, 17230
Pfizer Investigational Site
Madrid, Spain, 28041
United Kingdom
Pfizer Investigational Site
London, United Kingdom, EC1M 6BQ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Director, Clinical Trial Disclosure Group, Pfizer, Inc. Identifier: NCT00646841     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A0351051
Study First Received: March 26, 2008
Last Updated: August 7, 2008

Keywords provided by Pfizer:
Essential hypertension, doxazosin, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Antihypertensive Agents
Adrenergic alpha-1 Receptor Antagonists
Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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