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

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00654537
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 8, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2009
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Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypercholesterolemia Drug: Rosuvastatin Drug: Atorvastatin Drug: Pravastatin Drug: Simvastatin Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 5625 participants
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.
Study Start Date : April 2001
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2004

Arm Intervention/treatment
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

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

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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 identifier (NCT number): NCT00654537

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

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Responsible Party: Elisabeth Björk, AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT00654537    
Other Study ID Numbers: 4522IL/0065
First Posted: April 8, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009
Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
low density lipoproteins
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Rosuvastatin Calcium
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors