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Study of Febuxostat Effect on Blood Pressure in Patients With High Normal Blood Pressure

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01472692
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 16, 2011
Results First Posted : December 16, 2019
Last Update Posted : December 16, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Diego

Brief Summary:
High normal blood pressure, also called prehypertension, is a significant problem. High uric acid in the blood, the same thing that causes gout, may cause higher blood pressures. The investigators plan to monitor the effects of the drug febuxostat(trade name Uloric) on blood pressure and stiffness of the main blood vessels and see if lowering uric acid has any effect.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prehypertension Gout Pulse Wave Velocity Hypertension 24 Hour Blood Pressure Drug: Febuxostat Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 47 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Uric Acid With the Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor Febuxostat: Effects on Blood Pressure, Metabolic Markers, and Aortic Stiffness in Prehypertensive
Study Start Date : October 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2014

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Drug Information available for: Febuxostat

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Febuxostat Drug: Febuxostat
80mg PO daily for 8 weeks
Other Name: Uloric

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Febuxostat
80mg PO daily for 8 weeks
Other Name: Uloric

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in 24 Hour Blood Pressure [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  2. Changes in Pulse Wave Velocity [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Prehypertensive male and female subjects with SBP =120-140 mmHg or DBP =80-90 mmHg (as determined by seated office BP).
  • Plasma uric acid level ≥5 mg/dl
  • Ages 18-50
  • non-smokers
  • Subjects will need to remain in the San Diego area for the duration of the study and be accessible by telephone or email.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no current smoking in the prior 6 months.
  • Any history of any serious medical conditions requiring close monitoring from physicians- such as liver impairment, chronic kidney disease, or diabetes mellitus. Participants not currently under the care of a physician for these conditions will be eligible for the study.
  • Any history of gout, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, morbid obesity.
  • Any history of use xanthine oxidase inhibitors, antihypertensives, antiglycemic, and cholesterol lowering medications
  • any history of illicit drug use within the last 6 months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01472692

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United States, California
Univerisity Of California San Diego
San Diego, California, United States, 92037
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Diego
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Principal Investigator: Daniel O'Connor, UCSD UCSD
Study Director: Jason T. Davis, M.D. University of California, San Diego
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: University of California, San Diego Identifier: NCT01472692    
Other Study ID Numbers: 110806
First Posted: November 16, 2011    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: December 16, 2019
Last Update Posted: December 16, 2019
Last Verified: November 2019
Keywords provided by University of California, San Diego:
Puls Wave Velocity
24 hour blood pressure
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Gout Suppressants
Antirheumatic Agents