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Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Bempedoic Acid (ETC-1002) in Patients With Hyperlipidemia and Statin Intolerant (CLEAR Serenity)

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Verified January 2017 by Esperion Therapeutics
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First received: December 7, 2016
Last updated: January 3, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine if bempedoic acid (ETC-1002) is effective and safe versus placebo in patients with elevated LDL cholesterol and who are statin-intolerant.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypercholesterolemia Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Statin Adverse Reaction Drug: bempedoic acid Other: placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel Group, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Bempedoic Acid (ETC-1002) 180 mg Compared to Placebo Added to Background Lipid-Modifying Therapy in Patients With Elevated LDL-C Who Are Statin Intolerant

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Further study details as provided by Esperion Therapeutics:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percent change in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) [ Time Frame: Baseline through 12 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: December 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: bempedoic acid
bempedoic acid 180 mg tablet taken orally, daily. Patients remain on ongoing lipid-modifying therapy (not study provided)
Drug: bempedoic acid
bempedoic acid 180 mg tablet
Other Name: ETC-1002
Placebo Comparator: placebo
Matching placebo tablet taken orally, daily. Patients remain on ongoing lipid-modifying therapy (not study provided)
Other: placebo
Matching placebo tablet
Other Name: placebo control


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Require lipid-modifying therapy for primary or secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Fasting LDL-C ≥130 mg/dL for primary prevention or LDL-C ≥100 mg/dL for secondary prevention (history of HeFH and/or ASCVD)
  • Be statin-intolerant (unable to tolerate 2 or more statins)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Total fasting triglyceride ≥500 mg/dL
  • Renal dysfunction or nephrotic syndrome or history of nephritis
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥50 kg/m2
  • Significant cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular event in the past 3 months
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02988115

Contact: Stephanie Kelly

United States, Wisconsin
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Esperion Therapeutics
Study Director: Stephen Nash, MD Esperion Therapeutics
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Esperion Therapeutics Identifier: NCT02988115     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1002-046
Study First Received: December 7, 2016
Last Updated: January 3, 2017

Keywords provided by Esperion Therapeutics:
familial hypercholesterolemia
atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
statin intolerence

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on August 23, 2017