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AEGR-733 and Atorvastatin 20 mg vs. Monotherapy in Moderate Hypercholesterolemia

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00474240
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 16, 2007
Results First Posted : February 21, 2013
Last Update Posted : March 20, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of the study drug, AEGR-733 alone and in combination with the medication, atorvastatin (Lipitor), on cholesterol in volunteers with moderately high cholesterol.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypercholesterolemia Drug: Atorvastatin 20 mg Drug: AEGR-733 5 mg Drug: AEGR-733 10 mg Drug: Placebo Drug: AEGR-733 5 mg + atorvastatin 20 mg Drug: AEGR-733 10 mg + atorvastatin 20 mg Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Recent studies suggest more intensive cholesterol lowering treatment for people at very high risk of a heart attack, specifically for patients who have heart disease plus major risk factors. Available medications used alone at even the highest approved doses are not expected to reach these new target recommendations for cholesterol in a large number of subjects. Thus, the development of new medications that can provide additional cholesterol lowering may be beneficial.

This study tests the effectiveness of different doses of the study drug, AEGR-733 alone and in combination with the approved cholesterol lowering drug, atorvastatin (Lipitor), on cholesterol. Volunteers will be randomized to one of 6 different study treatments and will take the assigned medication (3 capsules daily) for 8 weeks.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 157 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of the Combination of AEGR-733 (Formerly BMS201038) and Atorvastatin 20 mg vs. Monotherapy in Subjects With Moderate Hypercholesterolemia
Study Start Date : April 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2008

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: 1 Drug: Placebo
Active Comparator: 2 Drug: Atorvastatin 20 mg
Experimental: 3 Drug: AEGR-733 5 mg
Experimental: 4 Drug: AEGR-733 10 mg
Experimental: 5 Drug: AEGR-733 5 mg + atorvastatin 20 mg
Experimental: 6 Drug: AEGR-733 10 mg + atorvastatin 20 mg

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percent Change From Baseline in LDL-C at 8 Weeks [ Time Frame: Atfer 8 weeks on study drug ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percent Change From Baseline of Other Lipids [ Time Frame: After 8 weeks of study drug ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Men and women between the ages of 18 and 70 years.
  2. Elevated LDL cholesterol based on risk factors for cardiovascular disease or presence of cardiovascular disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Women who are pregnant, lactating, planning to become pregnant, or women of childbearing potential who have not successfully been using acceptable contraceptive methods over the previous 3 months, e.g., intrauterine device (IUD) and barrier method plus spermicide.
  2. Uncontrolled hypertension
  3. History of chronic kidney problems
  4. History of liver disease
  5. Positive for Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C.
  6. Any major surgical procedure occurring less than 3 months ago
  7. Cardiac insufficiency
  8. History of a malignant cancer (other than basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin that has been removed) within the previous 5 years.
  9. Regular alcohol use >1 drink per day.
  10. Regular consumers of grapefruit juice, or currently taking the following medications: cyclosporine, itraconazole, ketoconazole, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, HIV protease inhibitors, and nefazodone.
  11. Use of other cholesterol lowering medications that cannot be stopped.
  12. Heart attack or stroke within the previous 6 months
  13. Diabetes Mellitus
  14. Body mass index (BMI) ≥ 40 kg/m2.
  15. Significant gastrointestinal symptoms, such as irritable bowel syndrome.
  16. Current use of fish oils, niacin, and herbal weight loss products that cannot be stopped.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00474240

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Responsible Party: Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier: NCT00474240    
Other Study ID Numbers: AEGR-733-003
First Posted: May 16, 2007    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: February 21, 2013
Last Update Posted: March 20, 2018
Last Verified: January 2013
Keywords provided by Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors