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Evaluation of Patients With Statin Myopathy Using an N of 1 Trial Design

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2011 by Lawson Health Research Institute.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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First received: December 13, 2010
Last updated: June 29, 2011
Last verified: June 2011

This study consists of a series of prospective, randomized placebo-controlled n of 1 trials to objectively evaluate the reproducibility of subjective and objective symptoms among patients with a history of statin-related myopathy.

Condition Intervention
Statin Myopathy
Drug: Individual-specific statin causing myopathy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Official Title: Evaluation of Patients With Statin Myopathy Using an N of 1 Trial Design

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Further study details as provided by Lawson Health Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the reliability and reproducibility of subjective symptoms of myalgias to active statin therapy. [ Time Frame: Duration of study September 2010 to August 2013 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To delineate the relation of objective changes in non-invasive neuromuscular testing to subjective symptoms during the first exposure to active or placebo therapy, in subset of 5 patients with prior history of statin myopathy. [ Time Frame: September 2010 to August 2013 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: September 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Statin, myalgias
Statin causing myopathic symptoms in patient (can be any of the following statins: rosuvastatin, atorvastatin, simvastatin, fluvastatin, pravastatin in any of the does causing myalgias in patient.
Drug: Individual-specific statin causing myopathy
Individual-specific statin causing myopathy vs. placebo
Placebo Comparator: statin
Identical placebo to patient-specific statin
Drug: Individual-specific statin causing myopathy
Individual-specific statin causing myopathy vs. placebo


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • history of muscle symptoms occuring within 3 weeks of starting a statin
  • need for statin therapy to achieve LDL target according to the 2009 Canadian Lipid Guidelines
  • willingness to re-try statin therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • currently tolerant of statin therapy
  • metabolic or inflammatory myopathy
  • known neuropathy
  • CK elevation >3 times upper limit of normal (ULN) previously on a statin or history of rhabdomyolysis
  • pregnant, breastfeeding, or wanting to become pregnant in the near future
  • participation in another clinical trial
  • other medical condition associated with decreased life span
  • inability to adhere to stringent regimen
  • unwilling to stop consumption of grapefruit juice

Subset of 5 patients also completing neuromuscular testing:

Inclusion Criteria:

- same as above

Exclusion Criteria:

  • same as above but also:
  • angina III of IV
  • decompensated heart failure
  • history of orthopedic problems
  • have any skin ulcers or other non-healed skin areas or infections in the arm or leg
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01259791

Contact: Tisha Joy, MD, FRCPC, Cert Endo 519-646-6296
Contact: Lynda Bere, RN 519-646-6000 ext 65996

Canada, Ontario
St. Joseph's Health Care Recruiting
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4V2
Contact: Tisha Joy, MD, FRCPC    519-646-6296   
Contact: Lynda Bere, RN    519-646-6000 ext 65996      
Principal Investigator: Tisha Joy, MD, FRCPC         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lawson Health Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Tisha Joy, MD, FRCPC, Cert Endo St. Joseph's Health Care, UWO
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. Tisha Joy/ Principal Investigator, St. Joseph's Health Care, Department of Medicine, UWO Identifier: NCT01259791     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R-10-450, 17352
Study First Received: December 13, 2010
Last Updated: June 29, 2011
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Anticholesteremic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hypolipidemic Agents
Lipid Regulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on March 31, 2015