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Use of Ramipril and Felodipine Combination Therapy in Hypertension: An Effectiveness Study With Local Patients in Argentina (RAFEHELP)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00507845
First Posted: July 27, 2007
Last Update Posted: April 17, 2009
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Information provided by:
Sanofi
  Purpose

Primary:

  • To assess effectiveness of Ramipril-Felodipine in hypertensive Argentinean patients

Secondary:

  • To assess tolerability of Ramipril-Felodipine in hypertensive Argentinean patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypertension Drug: Ramipril-Felodipine Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Use of Ramipril and Felodipine Combination Therapy in Hypertension: An Effectiveness Study With Local Patients in Argentina

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean changes in Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) [ Time Frame: from baseline to Week 8 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean changes in Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) [ Time Frame: from baseline to Week 8 ]
  • Percentage of responders with regard to DBP and SBP [ Time Frame: comparison to baseline ]
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: After treatment and at each follow-up visit ]

Enrollment: 271
Study Start Date: June 2007
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Ramipril-Felodipine
    Ramipril + felodipine 2.5/2.5mg per tablet. One tablet to be taken Od for 8 weeks (this dose could be increased at week 2 to 4 to 5 mg daily because of uncontrolled hypertension).
    Other Name: Triacor
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Outpatient
  • Patients who couldn´t control their hypertension after 6 weeks of treatment with monotherapy (calcium blockers, beta blockers, diuretics, ACE inhibitors, AT2 blockers)(uncontrolled hypertension).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Already on fixed-dose combination treatment for hypertension
  • Contraindication to angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or CCB therapy
  • Known hypersensitivity to felodipine (or other dihydropyridines), ramipril, other ACE or any of the excipients of ramipril felodipine.
  • History of angioedema
  • Unstable haemodynamic conditions: cardiovascular shock, untreated heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, stroke.
  • Patients with AV block II or III
  • Severely impaired hepatic function.
  • Pre-existing bilateral renal artery stenosis or stenosis of the artery to a solitary kidney
  • Pregnant and lactating mothers
  • Patients on dialysis or haemofiltration.
  • Patients with creatinine clearance < 20ml/min
  • Use of potassium sparing diuretics
  • Severe hypertension (SBP ≥ 180 mmhg or DBP ≥ 110 mmhg)

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  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00507845


Locations
Argentina
Sanofi-aventis administrative office
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sanofi
Investigators
Study Director: Cristian von Schulz Hausmann, MD Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medical Affairs Study Director, sanofi-aventis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00507845     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RAMIP_L_01961
First Submitted: July 26, 2007
First Posted: July 27, 2007
Last Update Posted: April 17, 2009
Last Verified: April 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Ramipril
Felodipine
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antihypertensive Agents
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Vasodilator Agents