Effects of Lovaza on High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Composition and Function in Hypertriglyceridemia

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Withdrawn for administrative reasons.)
First Posted : August 12, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 8, 2016
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University of Utah

May 17, 2010
August 12, 2010
February 8, 2016
August 2010
August 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
HDL Composition [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
HDL composition (protein and lipid) by size (gel filtration column)
Same as current
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  • HDL cholesterol composition by density subfraction [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    HDL composition by density gradient ultracentrifugation
  • Safety [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Transaminases and glucose levels
Same as current
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Effects of Lovaza on High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Composition and Function in Hypertriglyceridemia
Effects of Lovaza Monotherapy vs. Placebo on Composition and Function of HDL and Other Lipoproteins, and on Other Lipid-Related Parameters

Study hypothesis: Lovaza (purified prescription fish oil) is likely to help HDL (the "good cholesterol") work better.

Study summary: We are testing effects of Lovaza versus placebo, on various aspects of HDL and other lipoproteins, in patients with high triglyceride levels.

Study funding: This study is being funded by an investigator-initiated research grant from Glaxo Smith Kline.

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Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Drug: Lovaza (Omega-3 acid ethyl esters)
    1g capsules, 4 capsules po daily
    Other Name: Lovaza
  • Drug: Placebo
    Placebo matching active lovaza, 1 g capsules, 4 capsules po daily
  • Experimental: Lovaza
    Lovaza 4g po qd
    Intervention: Drug: Lovaza (Omega-3 acid ethyl esters)
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo
    Matching placebo
    Intervention: Drug: Placebo
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October 2012
August 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion criteria:

  • Fasting TG 500-2000 mg/dL (off of TG-lowering medications—see below)
  • Age 35-75 years

Exclusion criteria:

  • Use of Lovaza (2g/d or more) or high-dose dietary supplement omega-3 oil (4g/d or more) in the past 2 months
  • Use of lipid therapy (statin, ezetimibe, fibrate, BAS, or niacin at therapeutic dose, 1g/d or higher) in the past 3 weeks (washout of prior therapy permitted)
  • Anticipated need to change type or dose of BP medicine (all types allowed), of lipid-active diabetes medication (thiazolidinedione), of oral estrogen (BCP or HRT), or glucocorticoid during the study (16 + 2 weeks = 18 weeks total)
  • Excess ethanol consumption (regular intake >4 drinks/d, or binges of >8 drinks at once for men, half these levels for women)
  • Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus (A1c >9%)
  • History of acute or chronic pancreatitis
  • Use of exenatide (Byetta) or sitagliptin (Januvia), medications believed to increase the risk of acute pancreatitis
  • History of significant unexplained or uncontrolled bleeding or bruising
  • Poorly controlled blood pressure (>140/90mmHg, with or without treatment)
  • Poorly controlled thyroid disease (TSH outside of normal range)
  • Hepatic disease (ALT > 2.5x ULN, Dx of hepatitis or cirrhosis)
  • Any contraindication or prior adverse reaction to Lovaza
  • Active cancer (except basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer)
  • Pregnancy, plan/desire to become pregnant, breast feeding
  • Inability or unwillingness to provide informed consent
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
35 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
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Eliot A. Brinton, MD, University of Utah
University of Utah
Principal Investigator: Eliot A Brinton, MD University of Utah
University of Utah
July 2011

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