Sitagliptin Cardiovascular Outcomes Study (MK-0431-082) (TECOS)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Oxford Diabetes Trials Unit
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00790205
First received: November 11, 2008
Last updated: March 15, 2016
Last verified: March 2016
  Purpose

This is a clinical trial designed to assess the cardiovascular outcomes of long-term treatment with sitagliptin used as part of usual care compared to usual care without sitagliptin in participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) having a history of cardiovascular (CV) disease and a hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) of 6.5% to 8.0%.

Primary hypothesis A is that sitagliptin, when used as part of usual care, is non-inferior to usual care without sitagliptin with regard to the risk of developing a confirmed event in the primary CV composite endpoint of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Event (MACE) plus. If hypothesis A is satisfied: hypothesis B is that sitagliptin, when used as part of usual care, is superior to usual care without sitagliptin with regard to the risk of developing a confirmed event in the primary CV composite endpoint.


Condition Intervention Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Drug: Sitagliptin
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: TECOS: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial to Evaluate Cardiovascular Outcomes After Treatment With Sitagliptin in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Inadequate Glycemic Control

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants With First Confirmed Cardiovascular (CV) Event of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Event (MACE) Plus [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Primary composite CV endpoint of MACE plus which includes CV-related death, nonfatal MI, nonfatal stroke, or unstable angina requiring hospitalization.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants With First Confirmed CV Event of MACE [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    CV composite endpoint of MACE which includes CV-related death, nonfatal MI, or nonfatal stroke.

  • Percent Incidence of All-cause Mortality [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Percent incidence of all-cause mortality is reported as the percentage of participants who died due to any cause.

  • Percent Incidence of Congestive Heart Failure Requiring Hospitalization [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Percent incidence of congestive heart failure requiring hospitalization was reported as the percentage of participants who were admitted to the hospital for congestive heart failure.

  • Change From Baseline in HbA1c Over Time [ Time Frame: Baseline and up to 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    HbA1c is a measure of the percentage of glycated hemoglobin in the blood. Estimated mean difference between sitagliptin and placebo controlling for baseline HbA1c and region.

  • Change From Baseline in Renal Function Over Time [ Time Frame: Baseline and up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in renal function based on estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease [MDRD] method.

  • Change From Baseline in Urine Albumin:Creatinine Ratio Over Time [ Time Frame: Baseline and up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change from baseline reflects the difference between the urine albumin:creatinine ratio reported time point and baseline value.

  • Percent of Participants Who Initiated Chronic Insulin Therapy [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Chronic insulin therapy is defined as a continuous period of insulin use of more than 3 months.

  • Percent Participants With Initiation of Co-interventional Agent [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    In participants not receiving insulin at baseline, time to addition of first co-interventional agent (i.e., next oral antihyperglycemic agent [AHA] or chronic insulin, where chronic insulin therapy is defined as a continuous period of insulin use of more than 3 months.)


Enrollment: 14671
Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: March 2015
Primary Completion Date: March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Sitagliptin
Sitagliptin tablet taken orally once daily in the morning for up to approximately 5 years.
Drug: Sitagliptin
Sitagliptin, one 50 mg or one 100 mg tablet (dose dependant on renal function) orally, once daily.
Other Names:
  • MK-0431
  • Januvia®
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo to sitagliptin tablet taken orally once daily in the morning for up to approximately 5 years.
Drug: Placebo
Placebo tablet matching the 50 mg or 100 mg sitagliptin tablet, orally, once daily.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Has T2DM
  • Has HbA1c between 6.5% (48 mmol/mol) and 8.0% (64 mmol/mol) on stable dose(s) of antihyperglycemic agent(s), including insulin
  • Has pre-existing cardiovascular disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Has a history of type 1 diabetes mellitus or ketoacidosis.
  • Is not able to take sitagliptin
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00790205

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Oxford Diabetes Trials Unit
Investigators
Study Director: Medical Director Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00790205     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0431-082  2008_523  2008-006719-20 
Study First Received: November 11, 2008
Results First Received: March 15, 2016
Last Updated: March 15, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Sitagliptin
Dipeptidyl-Peptidase IV Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Hypoglycemic Agents
Incretins
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protease Inhibitors

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