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Efficacy and Safety Study of Pitavastatin and Atorvastatin in High Risk Hypercholesterolemic Patients

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 June 2011 by Tai Tien Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd..
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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Tai Tien Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. Identifier:
First received: June 29, 2011
Last updated: June 30, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
This is a 12-week, randomized, multicenter, double-blind, active-controlled, non-inferiority study (TATPITA20101005) to compare the efficacy and safety of pitavastatin (Livalo®) and atorvastatin (Lipitor®) in high risk hypercholesterolemic patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Pitavastatin
Drug: Atorvastatin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 12-week, Randomized, Multicenter, Double-blind, Active-controlled, Non-inferiority Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Pitavastatin and Atorvastatin in High Risk Hypercholesterolemic Patients

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Further study details as provided by Tai Tien Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The change of LDL-C [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The proportion of patients achieving LDL-C < 100 mg/dL; the changes of HDL-C, TG, non-HDL-C, Apo A1 and Apo B, fasting plasma glucose, fasting insulin level, insulin resistance by the HOMA-IR, HbA1c, free fatty acid, and ADMA [ Time Frame: Baseline to 4 weeks and 12 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: July 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Pitavastatin Drug: Pitavastatin
2 mg QD
Other Name: Livalo
Active Comparator: Atorvastatin Drug: Atorvastatin
10 mg QD
Other Name: Lipitor


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient aged ≥ 20 years old and < 75 years old.
  • Patient who was eligible and able to participate in the study and accepts to enter the study by signing written informed consent.
  • Patient with fasting LDL-C > 100 mg/dL. The concentration of LDL-C is obtained from laboratory examination.
  • Patient with at least one of the following description (NCEP ATP III guideline).
  • Female patient with child-bearing potential must take reliable contraception method(s) during the participation of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient who has participated in other investigational studies within 3 months.
  • Patient took medication and natural health foods known to alter blood lipid profiles within 4 weeks.
  • Patient is taking any medication or food that is prohibited by the study.
  • Patient taking Amiodarone will be excluded from this study (due to long half life of this medication).
  • Patient is diagnosed with type 1 DM or has been using insulin/insulin analog medication.
  • Patient with a history of multiple drug allergies or with a known allergy to HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.
  • Patient with TG > 400 mg/dL.
  • Excessive obesity defined as BMI above 35 kg/m2.
  • Cerebral vascular disease (including cerebrovascular hemorrhage or ischemia, transient ischemic attack) diagnosed within 3 months.
  • Myocardial infarction, heart failure (NYHA class III or IV), gross cardiac enlargement (cardiothoracic ratio > 0.5), significant heart block or cardiac arrhythmias within 3 months; history of uncontrolled complex ventricular arrhythmias, uncontrolled atrial fibrillation/flutter or uncontrolled supraventricular tachycardia, pacemaker or implantable cardiac device were not eligible for this study.
  • Patient with advanced renal disorder (Serum creatinine levels ≥ 2 mg/dL and BUN ≥ 25 mg/dL).
  • Patient with advanced hepatic disorder (AST or ALT level ≥ 100 IU/L)
  • Patient with CK level > 5 × ULRR at any time point between Visit 1 and Visit 2.
  • Patient with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus (HbA1c > 9.0%) or patient with severe hypertension (> 180 mmHg for systolic or > 120 mmHg in diastolic blood pressure).
  • Patient with hypothyroidism, hereditary muscular disorders, family history of the above or history of drug-induced myopathy.
  • Patient has significant alcohol consumption (> 65 mL pure alcohol) within 48 hours before Visit 2.
  • Any major surgery within 3 months prior to Visit 2.
  • Female patient who is lactating, being pregnant or plans to become pregnant.
  • Patient with conditions judged by the investigator as unsuitable for the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01386853

Contact: Jasmine Chao +886-27423012

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Principal Investigator: Tao-Cheng Wu, M.D. Ph.D.         
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Tai Tien Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
Principal Investigator: Jaw-Wen Chen, M.D. Ph.D. Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Manager, Development Department Identifier: NCT01386853     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TATPITA20101005
Study First Received: June 29, 2011
Last Updated: June 30, 2011

Keywords provided by Tai Tien Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Atorvastatin Calcium
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
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