Safety and Tolerability of Valsartan in Children 6 to 17 Years of Age

This study has been completed.
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First received: May 9, 2011
Last updated: January 12, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
The purpose of this study is to assess the long-term safety and tolerability profile of valsartan and valsartan-based treatments in children with hypertension, with or without chronic kidney disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Kidney Disease
Drug: Valsartan
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Open-label, 18 Month Study to Evaluate the Long-term Safety and Tolerability of Valsartan in Children 6 to 17 Years of Age With Hypertension and With or Without Chronic Kidney Disease

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the long-term safety and tolerability profile of valsartan in children with hypertension, with or without chronic kidney disease. [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Adverse events will be summarized by primary system organ class and preferred terms, laboratory data will be summarized for change from baseline, for shift with respect to normal range, and for occurrence of abnormality as appropriate.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood pressure reduction [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Assess change from baseline in mean sitting systolic and mean sitting diastolic blood pressure.

  • Blood pressure control [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Mean sitting systolic and mean sitting diastolic blood pressure less than the 95th percentile for age, gender and height

  • Reduction in proteinuria and eGFR in patients with chronic kidney disease [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Urine albumin creatinine reduction >/= 50% from baseline estimated glomereular filtration rate (eGFR) reduction >/=25% from baseline

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: August 2011
Study Completion Date: September 2015
Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: valsartan Drug: Valsartan
40/80/160 w2-78:80/160/320mg, oral, by mouth, once daily


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Documented diagnosis of hypertension
  • able to swallow a tablet
  • body weight ≥18 kg and ≤160 kg at baseline
  • MSSBP must be ≥ 95th percentile and ≤25% above the 95th percentile for age, gender and height.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any clinically significant physical abnormalities or clinically relevant abnormal laboratory values (other than those relating to renal function) obtained at the screening visit.
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
  • Unilateral, bilateral and graft renal artery stenosis
  • Current diagnosis of heart failure (New York Heart Association Class II-IV)
  • Patients taking any of the following concomitant medications following screening: Renin-angiotensin receptor(RAAS) blockers other than study drug, Lithium, potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium supplements, salt substitutes containing potassium and other substances that may increase potassium levels, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), including selective COX-2 inhibitors, acetylsalicylic acid >3g/day, and non-selective NSAIDs, Antidepressant drugs in the class of Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (e.g. phenelzine), Chronic use of stimulant therapy for Attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) -Patients who demonstrate clinically significant ECG abnormalities such as concurrent potentially life threatening arrhythmia or symptomatic arrhythmia and patients with second or third degree heart block without a pacemaker.
  • Coarctation of the aorta with a gradient of =30 mmHg
  • Previous solid organ transplantation except renal transplantation.
  • Patients known to be positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Any surgical or medical condition which might significantly alter the absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion of the study drug
  • Known or suspected contraindications to the study drug, including severe hepatic impairment, biliary cirrhosis, cholestasis and history of allergy to ARBs and/or angiotensin-converting enzymes (ACE) and/or Direct Renin Inhibitors (DRIs)
  • History of malignancy of any organ system, treated or untreated, within the past 5 years whether or not there is evidence of local recurrence or metastases, with the exception of localized basal cell carcinoma of the skin.
  • History or evidence of drug or alcohol abuse within the last 12 months.
  • Female patients of child-bearing potential, defined as all female patients physiologically capable of becoming pregnant, unless they are willing to use highly effective contraception during the study
  • Pregnant or nursing (lactating) female patients
  • Participation in any investigational drug study within 30 days prior to screening or within 5 elimination half-lives of the study drug prior to screening, or whichever is longer.
  • History of hypersensitivity to the study drug or to drugs of similar chemical classes.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01365481

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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier: NCT01365481     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CVAL489K2305  2009-017594-37 
Study First Received: May 9, 2011
Last Updated: January 12, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Colombia: INVIMA Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos
Colombia: Institutional Review Board
Guatemala: Ministry of Health
Finland: Ethics Committee
Finland: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Finland: Finnish Medicines Agency
Germany: Ethics Commission
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Germany: Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Germany: German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information
Germany: Ministry of Health
Germany: Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
Poland: Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products
Poland: Ministry of Health
Poland: Ministry of Science and Higher Education
Romania: Ministry of Public Health
Romania: National Medicines Agency
Romania: State Institute for Drug Control
Philippines: Department of Health
Philippines: Bureau of Food and Drugs
Singapore: Clinical Trials & Epidemiology Research Unit (CTERU)
Singapore: Domain Specific Review Boards
Singapore: Health Sciences Authority
India: Central Drugs Standard Control Organization
India: Department of Atomic Energy
India: Drugs Controller General of India
India: Indian Council of Medical Research
India: Institutional Review Board
India: Ministry of Health
India: Ministry of Science and Technology
India: Science and Engineering Research Council
Russia: Ethics Committee
Russia: FSI Scientific Center of Expertise of Medical Application
Russia: Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Russia: Pharmacological Committee, Ministry of Health
Guatemala: Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Hypertension, pediatric
Hypertension with or without chronic kidney disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Cardiovascular Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Urologic Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Antihypertensive Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on February 11, 2016