To Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Atorvastatin Plus a Cholinesterase Inhibitor in AD Patients.

This study has been completed.
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First received: September 6, 2005
Last updated: July 9, 2008
Last verified: July 2008
The purpose of this study is to find out if atovastatin, when taken with a cholinesterase inhibitor, is effective for treating Alzheimer's disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Alzheimer's Disease
Drug: Atorvastatin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An 80-Week, Randomized, Multi-Center, Parallel-Group, Double-Blind Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Atorvastatin 80 MG Plus an Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor Versus an Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor Alone in the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • If the results of this study demonstrate efficacy and lead to the approval by the FDA of atorvastatin for use in humans for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, this would be available as an additional treatment option for patients.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • If the results of this study demonstrate efficacy and lead to the approval by the Food and Drug Administration of atorvastatin for use in humans, subject activities of daily living are being assessed.

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: November 2002
Study Completion Date: July 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnostic evidence of probable Alzheimer's disease consistent with NINCDS/ADRDA and DSM IV criteria.
  • Subject's Mini-Mental Status Examination Score (MMSE) must be in the range of 13 - 25 (inclusive) at Screening.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with dementia due to causes other than Alzheimer's disease.
  • Any condition, which, in the investigator's judgment might increase the risk to the subject or decrease the reliability of the data required to meet the objectives of the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00151502

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Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer
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Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00151502     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A2581078 
Study First Received: September 6, 2005
Last Updated: July 9, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Mental Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Atorvastatin Calcium
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Anticholesteremic Agents
Cholinergic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Hypolipidemic Agents
Lipid Regulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
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