Carotid IMT (Intima Media Thickening) Study (0524A-041)(TERMINATED) (ACHIEVE)

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : October 6, 2006
Results First Posted : September 2, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 30, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

October 3, 2006
October 6, 2006
July 23, 2009
September 2, 2009
September 30, 2015
September 2006
August 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change in Mean Carotid Intima Media Thickness [ Time Frame: after 96 weeks of postrandomization treatment ]
change in mean carotid intima media thickness defined as a composite measure of the left and right common, bulb, and internal carotid artery.
Change in mean carotid intima media thickness after 96 weeks of treatment
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Change in Lipid Profile [ Time Frame: after 96 weeks of postrandomization treatment ]
Change in lipid profile after 96 weeks of treatment
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Carotid IMT (Intima Media Thickening) Study (0524A-041)(TERMINATED)
A Worldwide, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of MK0524A 2g Coadministered With Intensive LDL-C Lowering Therapy Compared to Intensive LDL-C Lowering Therapy Alone on Carotid Artery Intima Media Thickening (cIMT) in Patients With Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (heFH)
This is a 105-week clinical study in patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia on intensive Low Density Lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering therapy intended to assess the affects of MK0524A on carotid intima media thickening using ultrasound compared to patients taking placebo. There will be 12 scheduled clinic visits involving review of medical history, physical exam, vital signs, laboratory testing, ultrasound imaging, and electrocardiograms.
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Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Hypercholesterolemia, Familial
  • Drug: Comparator: niacin (+) laropiprant (MK0524A)
    niacin (+) laropiprant (2 g) po qd.
    Other Name: MK0524A
  • Drug: Comparator: placebo
    niacin (+) laropiprant (2 g) placebo po qd.
  • Experimental: 1
    Intervention: Drug: Comparator: niacin (+) laropiprant (MK0524A)
  • Placebo Comparator: 2
    Intervention: Drug: Comparator: placebo
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August 2008
August 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are 18 to 70 years of age with Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia and a LDL-C greater than or equal to 100mg/dL and triglycerides less than or equal to 400mg/dL at Visit 1 while on a stable dose of intensive LDL-C lowering therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A condition which, in the opinion of the investigator, might pose a risk to the patient or interfere with participating in the study
  • Patients with less than 80% drug study compliance
  • Patients with chronic medical conditions known to influence serum lipids or lipoproteins or significantly affect the ultrasound acoustic window
  • Patients with unstable dose of medications
  • Pregnant or lactating women, or women intending to become pregnant are excluded
  • Patient with diabetes mellitus that is poorly controlled, or is taking new or recently adjusted antidiabetic pharmacotherapy (with the exception of +/- 10 units of insulin)
  • Patients with the following conditions: high grade stenosis (greater than 75%) of the carotid artery, chronic heart failure, uncontrolled/unstable cardiac arrhythmias, unstable hypertension, active or chronic hepatobiliary or hepatic disease, HIV positive, episode of gout (within 1 year)
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Australia,   Belgium,   Canada,   France,   Germany,   Israel,   Netherlands,   New Zealand,   Norway,   Russian Federation,   South Africa,   Spain,   Sweden,   United Kingdom,   United States
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Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
September 2015

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