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Efficacy and Safety Study of Pitavastatin Versus Atorvastatin to Treat Hypercholesterolemia (PITCH)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01166633
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 21, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

July 19, 2010
July 21, 2010
April 4, 2013
June 2009
November 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Proportion of the subjects whose ALT levels were over CTCAE grade II after treatment [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01166633 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • 1.Changes in ALT after treatment [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • 2.Changes in AST after treatment [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • 3.Changes in LDL-C, TC, TG and HDL-C after treatment [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • 4.Changes in fat in liver after treatment [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
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Efficacy and Safety Study of Pitavastatin Versus Atorvastatin to Treat Hypercholesterolemia
A Randomized , Open Label, Dose Titration Study to Evaluate the Effect of Pitavastatin Versus Atorvastatin in Patients With Hypercholesterolemia and Mild to Moderate Hepatic Damage
Statin is an effective drug to treat hyperlipidemia (hypercholesterolemia), and it rarely leads to hepatic damage to the patients with hepatic disorder. For these patients, intensive monitoring is required.
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Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Drug: pitavastatin
    pitavastatin 2mg per daily
    Other Name: LIVALO
  • Drug: atorvastatin
    atorvastatin 10mg per daily
    Other Name: LIPITOR
  • Experimental: Pitavastatin 2 mg
    Intervention: Drug: pitavastatin
  • Active Comparator: Atorvastatin 10mg
    Intervention: Drug: atorvastatin
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February 2011
November 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged between 25 and 75
  • Patients who signed informed consent forms of their own volition;
  • Patients who had taken statins for 2 months and longer or whose fasting LDL-C levels, were 130mg/dL and over (Friedewald's formula);
  • Patients whose ALT levels were 1.25 to 2.5 times higher than the upper limit of normal

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with uncompensated liver cirrhosis.
  • Patients whose total bilirubin levels were over 2 times higher than the upper limit of normal.
  • Patients who had taken antiviral drugs for viral hepatitis.
  • Patients who experienced cerebrovascular diseases or myocardial infarction within 3 months before screening visit or patients with heart failure (NYHA class IV).
  • Patients whose triglyceride(TG) levels were 400mg/dL or higher.
  • Patients with uncontrolled hypertension (DBP≧100mmHg)
  • Patients under suspicion of renal dysfunction (serum creatinine≧2.0mg/dL)
  • Patients whose CK levels were over 2.5 times higher than the upper limit of normal.
  • Patients with uncontrolled hypothyroidism although drug treatment (TSH≧ULN×1.5)
  • Female patients who were nursing or being pregnant or were planning on becoming pregnant.
  • Patients judged to be unsuitable by investigators.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
25 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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JW Pharmaceutical
JW Pharmaceutical
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Principal Investigator: Kyoo-Rok Han Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital
JW Pharmaceutical
April 2013

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