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Tolerability and Lipid Lowering Effect of Weekly/Biweekly Crestor in Statin Intolerant Patients Treated With Zetia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2009 by Bronx VA Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Bronx VA Medical Center Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2009
Last updated: September 9, 2009
Last verified: September 2009
Recently, research studies have shown that patients who have had trouble taking statins every day, are able to take statins if they take them only once or twice a week. The investigators are doing a research study which involves switching people who are taking ezetimibe to the statin Crestor once or twice a week and to see how ell Crestor lowers cholesterol and if it is tolerated.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypercholesterolemia Drug: Rosuvastatin Drug: Ezetimibe Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Bronx VA Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol [ Time Frame: 3-4 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The ability to remain on Crestor for the study period [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: September 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Crestor
Crestor 10 or 20 milligrams
Drug: Rosuvastatin
Rosuvastatin 10 or 20 milligrams once or twice a week
Other Name: Crestor
Active Comparator: Ezetimibe
Ezetimibe 5 or 10 milligrams
Drug: Ezetimibe
Ezetimibe 5 or 10 milligrams
Other Name: Zetia


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a history of intolerance to statins
  • Patients currently receiving ezetimibe
  • Patients willing and able to provide signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving a statin (Lipitor, Crestor, Lescol, Simvastatin, or Pravachol)
  • Stroke, TIA, myocardial infarction, unstable angina, percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary artery bypass surgery, or major surgery within 3 months
  • Cancer undergoing active treatment
  • Creatinine clearance < 40 ml/minute
  • Active liver disease or persistent elevation of SGOT or SGPT > 2 times the upper limit of normal level
  • Participation in any clinical study within the last 30 days
  • Drug addition or alcohol abuse within the past 6 months
  • Use of cyclosporine within the last 3 months
  • Use of gemfibrozil within the last month
  • Patients unwilling or unable to provide informed consent
  • Patients with poor compliance
  • Women of childbearing potential
  • History of rhabdomyolysis due to statins
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00972829

United States, New York
Bronx VA Medical Center Recruiting
Bronx, New York, United States, 10468
Contact: Lawrence Baruch, MD    718-584-9000 ext 5970   
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Baruch, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bronx VA Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Baruch, MD James J.Peters VA Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lawrence Baruch, MD, James J. Peters VA Medical Center Identifier: NCT00972829     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BAR-09-07
Study First Received: September 8, 2009
Last Updated: September 9, 2009

Keywords provided by Bronx VA Medical Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Rosuvastatin Calcium
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Enzyme Inhibitors
Lipid Regulating Agents processed this record on August 21, 2017