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Safety and Tolerability of VK2809 in Patients With Primary Hypercholesterolemia and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02927184
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 6, 2016
Last Update Posted : April 26, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Viking Therapeutics, Inc.

Brief Summary:
This study will investigate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of VK2809 in lowering LDL-C and liver fat content in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease. The primary efficacy endpoint is percent change from baseline LDL-C at the end of the treatment period (Week 12). Secondary endpoints include effects on liver fat content and other liver and lipid markers, as well as effects on safety and tolerability, and pharmacokinetic (PK) measurements.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hyperlipidemia NAFLD Drug: VK2809 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 59 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Assess The Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of VK2809 Administered for 12 Weeks Followed by a 4-Week Off-Drug Phase in Patients With Primary Hypercholesterolemia and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Actual Study Start Date : September 28, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 26, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : March 26, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo capsule
Drug: Placebo
Experimental: VK2809 (5mg)
5mg VK2809 capsule
Drug: VK2809
Experimental: VK2809 (10mg)
10mg VK2809 capsule
Drug: VK2809
Experimental: VK2809 (10mg QOD)
10mg VK2809 capsule
Drug: VK2809

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in LDL-C in patients receiving VK2809 compared to placebo [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Minimum of 10% liver fat as assessed by MRI - Proton Density Fat Fraction
  2. Fasting serum LDL-C >130 mg/dL at screening, >110 mg/dL on lipid lowering medications
  3. Any one of the following:

    1. Triglycerides ≥150 mg/dL or receiving prescription medication for elevated triglycerides.
    2. Systolic blood pressure >130 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure ≥85 mmHg or receiving prescription medication for hypertension.
    3. Waist circumference >40 inches (men) or >35 inches (women)
  4. Body mass index (BMI) 18.50 - 40.00 kg/m2 inclusive at screening
  5. Provide a personally-signed and dated informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Females of childbearing potential and males unwilling to use barrier birth control method (condom) throughout the study
  2. Resting 12-lead ECG showing QTc >450 msec, any tachyarrhythmia or morphology change, or any other clinically significant abnormality
  3. Cardiovascular event requiring hospitalization in the past year
  4. History or presence of thyroid disorder
  5. History of malignancy in past 5 years
  6. LDL-C ≥190 mg/dL or familial hypercholesterolemia
  7. Significant hepatic or renal function test abnormalities

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02927184

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Viking Therapeutics, Inc.
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Study Director: Marianne Mancini Viking Therapeutics, Inc.
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Responsible Party: Viking Therapeutics, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02927184    
Other Study ID Numbers: VK2809-201
First Posted: October 6, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2021
Last Verified: April 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Liver Diseases
Fatty Liver
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Digestive System Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases