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A Study To Evaluate The Efficacy Of Eplerenone Compared With Losartan For The Treatment Of Patients With Mild To Moderate Hypertension

This study has been terminated.
(Poor enrollment; termination not due to safety reasons.)
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First received: March 27, 2008
Last updated: November 30, 2009
Last verified: November 2009
The purpose this study is to compare the efficacy of eplereonone and losartan in patients with mild to moderate hypertension.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypertension Drug: eplerenone Drug: Losartan Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Protocol For A Double-Blind, Randomized, Active- Controlled Comparison Study Of The Antihypertensive Effect Of Eplerenone Versus Losartan In Patients With Mild To Moderate Hypertension

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Further study details as provided by Pfizer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean change from baseline in seated trough cuff diastolic blood pressure (seDBP) at Week 8 [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean change from baseline in seated cuff systolic blood pressure (seSBP) at Week 8 [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  • Percent of patients meeting the goal BP of DBP <90 mmHg or a reduction of ≥10 mmHg in DBP [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  • Overall safety and tolerability of all treatments as assessed by change in vital signs, 12-lead electrocardiograms, clinical laboratory tests, and adverse events [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Enrollment: 248
Study Start Date: April 2003
Study Completion Date: September 2003
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Eplerenone group Drug: eplerenone
Eplerenone 50 mg oral film-coated tablet once daily for 8 weeks. If blood pressure was uncontrolled (DBP ≥ 90 mmHg) at Week 4, the dose was increased to eplerenone 100 mg oral film-coated tablet once daily for 4 weeks.
Active Comparator: Losartan group Drug: Losartan
Losartan 50 mg oral capsule once daily for 8 weeks. If blood pressure was uncontrolled (DBP ≥ 90 mmHg) at Week 4, the dose was increased to losartan 100 mg oral capsule once daily for 4 weeks

Detailed Description:
This Phase 2 study EPLA-0501-072 (A6141012) was conducted beginning 02 April 2003 and was prematurely terminated due to poor enrollment on 12 September 2003. There were no statistical analyses of efficacy conducted because the numbers of patients enrolled were insufficient for inferential analysis due to the poor enrollment. There were no serious adverse events or deaths reported during the study.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • History of mild to moderate hypertension, or newly diagnosed hypertension, defined as seDBP ≥90 mmHg and <110 mmHg and seSBP <180 mmHg
  • Withdrawal of all previous antihypertensives prior to the single-blind placebo run-in period and the double-blind treatment period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Secondary hypertension (e.g., renal, renovascular, or adrenocortical disease, pheochromocytoma, Cushing's syndrome, primary aldosteronism, iatrogenic), severe hypertension, or malignant hypertension
  • The patient cannot withdraw from antihypertensives by any route including diuretics, alpha-blockers, betablockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE-I, ARB, or other medications affecting blood pressure; patients who have stable angina and have not had their nitrate dosage changed within the past three months (i.e., on a stable maintenance dose) are eligible for this study; sildenafil citrate, theophylline, or papaverine must not be taken within 24 hours prior to a clinic visit
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00649311

Pfizer Investigational Site
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Pfizer Investigational Site
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Director, Clinical Trial Disclosure Group, Pfizer, Inc Identifier: NCT00649311     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EPLA-0501-072
Study First Received: March 27, 2008
Last Updated: November 30, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Diuretics, Potassium Sparing
Natriuretic Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017