A Clinical Study to Compare Long-term Efficacy and Safety of an Aliskiren Based Regimen to a Hydrochlorothiazide Based Treatment Regimen With Optional Addition of Amlodipine

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 22, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 8, 2011
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Brief Summary:
This study is designed to compare the long-term efficacy and safety of an aliskiren based regimen to an HCTZ based treatment regimen with optional addition of amlodipine in patients with essential hypertension

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypertension Drug: Aliskiren Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 976 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Twenty Six-week, Dose Titration Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Aliskiren Compared to HCTZ With the Optional Addition of Amlodipine, Followed by a Second Twenty Six Weeks of Blinded Treatment, in Patients With Essential Hypertension
Study Start Date : March 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in diastolic blood pressure after 52 weeks

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in systolic and diastolic blood pressure after 52 weeks
  2. Diastolic blood pressure < 90 mmHg or a reduction of > 10 mmHg after 52 weeks
  3. Achieve blood pressure control target of < 140/90 mmHg after 12 weeks

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with essential hypertension

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe hypertension
  • History or evidence of a secondary form of hypertension
  • History of myocardial infarction.
  • Other protocol-defined inclusion exclusion criteria also apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00294710

United States, New Jersey
East Hanover, New Jersey, United States, 07936
Investigative Centers, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT00294710     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSPP100A2323E
First Posted: February 22, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 8, 2011
Last Verified: November 2011

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Hypertension, aliskiren, hydrochlorothiazide, amlodipine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Antihypertensive Agents
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Vasodilator Agents
Natriuretic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sodium Chloride Symporter Inhibitors