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Study to Assess the Effect of 24 Weeks of Treatment With Vildagliptin in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01356381
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 19, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 30, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The study will demonstrate the effect of 24 weeks of treatment with vildagliptin compared to placebo on insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) treated with metformin, assessed as glucose Rd (rate of glucose disposal) during a hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Drug: Vildagliptin Drug: Placebo Phase 4

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 43 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Single-center,Double-blind,Randomised,Placebo-controlled,Parallel-group Study to Assess the Effect of 24 Weeks of Treatment With Vildagliptin on Insulin Sensitivity and Its Underlying Mechanism in Patients With T2DM Treated With Metformin
Study Start Date : April 2011
Primary Completion Date : August 2013
Study Completion Date : August 2013

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: vildagliptin Drug: Vildagliptin
Dosage 50mg b.i.d.
Experimental: Placebo Drug: Placebo
50mg bid

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Measure: effect of treatment on insulin sensitivity, assessed as glucose Rd (rate of glucose disposal). [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age in the range of 18-70 years.
  2. Patients with T2DM, diagnosed at least 6 months prior to Visit 1, who have received metformin for at least 3 months and have been on a stable dose of at least 1000mg daily for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to Visit 1.
  3. HbA1c ≤ 7.6% at Visit 1.
  4. Body mass index (BMI) in the range of 22-38kg/m2 inclusive at Visit 1.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women.
  2. Patients with cardiac pacemakers or with metallic implants incompatible with magnetic resonance methodology.
  3. Congestive heart failure requiring pharmacologic treatment. Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01356381

United Kingdom
Novartis Investigative Site
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, NE4 5PL
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01356381     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CLAF237A2389
2006-004400-40 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: May 19, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 30, 2013
Last Verified: August 2013

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Diabetes mellitus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Dipeptidyl-Peptidase IV Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs