Safety and Efficacy of Nebivolol in the Treatment of Hypertension in African Americans

This study has been completed.
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Mylan Bertek Pharmaceuticals Identifier:
First received: September 1, 2005
Last updated: March 6, 2008
Last verified: September 2005
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of nebivolol on blood pressure and heart rate in African American patients with hypertension.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Nebivolol and Atenolol
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo- and Active-Controlled, Forced Titration Study Evaluating the Effects of Nebivolol on Blood Pressure and Heart Rate in African American Patients With Hypertension

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart Rate

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and tolerability

Estimated Enrollment: 630
Study Start Date: April 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2007
Primary Completion Date: September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Despite the established benefits of beta-blockers, their use is limited by their side effect profile and by a perception of reduced efficacy in certain populations such as African Americans (Amudha, 2003). This is a double-blind, randomized, placebo and active-controlled, multi-center, parallel group, forced titration study. Patients will be stratified across all treatment arms by age, gender, and diabetes status (history of diabetes mellitus vs no history of diabetes mellitus). The study consists of 3 periods: screening run-in, double-blind, randomized, forced titration and double-blind, washout period (only for patients who complete the double-blind, forced titration period and who are not participating in the long-term follow-up study). After a 14-28 day, single-blind, placebo controlled, run-in period, which includes washout (if applicable), eligible patients will be randomized to one of 3 treatment regimens for approximately 12 weeks.

This study will test the safety and efficacy of Nebivolol in the treatment of African American patients with hypertension.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • African Americans with stage 1-2 hypertension

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recent myocardial infarction or stroke
  • Contraindications to beta-blocker therapy or stopping prior antihypertensive therapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00145210

United States, West Virginia
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States, 26505
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mylan Bertek Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Betty S. Riggs, MD, MBA Mylan Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00145210     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NEB310
Study First Received: September 1, 2005
Last Updated: March 6, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic beta-1 Receptor Antagonists
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Antihypertensive Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
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