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STELLAR-Rosuvastatin vs. Atorvastatin, Pravastatin, Simvastatin Across Dose Ranges (STELLAR)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: April 8, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2009
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To compare the efficacy of various doses of rosuvastatin with atorvastatin, pravastatin & simvastatin in reducing levels of low density lipoprotein cholesterol in subjects with hypercholesterolaemia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypercholesterolemia Drug: Rosuvastatin Drug: Atorvastatin Drug: Pravastatin Drug: Simvastatin Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 6 Week Open Label, Dose Comparison Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Rosuvastatin Versus Atorvastatin, Pravastatin, and Simvastatin in Subjects With Hypercholesterolemia.

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage change in low density lipoprotein cholesterol. [ Time Frame: 4 & 6 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage change in other lipid parameters as defined by the protocol [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  • Safety evaluation [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 5625
Study Start Date: April 2001
Study Completion Date: October 2004
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Drug: Rosuvastatin
Other Name: Crestor
Active Comparator: 2
Drug: Atorvastatin
Other Name: Lipitor
Active Comparator: 3
Drug: Pravastatin
Other Name: Lipostat
Active Comparator: 4
Drug: Simvastatin
Other Name: Zocor


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Discontinuation of all previous lipid lowering therapy.
  • Fasting LDL-c levels of between 160mg/dl - 250 mg/dl at Visits 2 & 3 for subjects not on lipid lowering therapy at Visit 1.
  • Other lipid parameters as specified in the protocol.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The use of lipid lowering drugs or dietary supplements after Visit 1.
  • Active arterial disease eg Unstable angina, or recent arterial surgery
  • Abnormal laboratory parameters as defined in the protocol.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00654537

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Eleanor Miller, MD AstraZeneca
Study Chair: Russell Esterline AstraZeneca
  More Information

Responsible Party: Elisabeth Björk, AstraZeneca
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00654537     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4522IL/0065
First Submitted: April 3, 2008
First Posted: April 8, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
low density lipoproteins

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Atorvastatin Calcium
Rosuvastatin Calcium
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors