Vytorin As Strategy To Reduce Dislipidemia In Adults (0653A-148)(COMPLETED)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: March 31, 2008
Last updated: October 30, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
This study is intended to allow physicians to check the superior clinical efficacy of Vytorin compared to atorvastatin, as the most adequate therapy using the ATP-III goals achievement and cardiovascular risk reduction in adult patients with dislipidemia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: ezetimibe (+) simvastatin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Vytorin As Strategy To Reduce Dislipidemia In Adults

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate the hypolipidemic effect of Vytorin after 4 weeks treatment in adult patients with mix dislipidemia to reduce the cardiovascular risk and achieve the ATP-III goals. [ Time Frame: After 4 weeks treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the capability of Vytorin to allow adults patients with dislipidemia and previously treated with atorvastatin to get further reduction of the cardiovascular risk and to achieve the ATP-III goals. [ Time Frame: After 4 weeks treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 167
Study Start Date: November 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2005
Primary Completion Date: December 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: ezetimibe (+) simvastatin
    ezetimibe 10mg (+) simvastatin 20 mg once daily for 4 weeks of treatment.
    Other Names:
    • Vytorin®
    • MK0653A

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients Who Voluntary Accept To Participate In The Study After Been Informed By The Doctor And Signed The Informed Consent Form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any Another Kind Of Contraindication For Use Of Statins
  • Hypersensitivity To Any Of The Active Ingredients
  • Increased Serum Hepatic Enzymes (Over 3 Times Only)
  • Patients With Severe Hepatic Insufficiency
  • Women who are Pregnant or Potentially Pregnant
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00651560

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00651560     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0653A-148  MK0653A-148  2008_008 
Study First Received: March 31, 2008
Last Updated: October 30, 2015
Health Authority: Ecuador: Public Health Ministry

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Anticholesteremic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Hypolipidemic Agents
Lipid Regulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

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