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Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy of AVE5530 as add-on to Ongoing High Doses of Statins in Patients With Primary Severe 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: NCT00766688
Recruitment Status : Terminated (AVE5530 in hypercholesterolemia was stopped due to insufficient efficacy)
First Posted : October 6, 2008
Last Update Posted : May 16, 2016
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Brief Summary:

The present study is assessing the efficacy and safety of AVE5530 (25 mg and 50 mg) in add-on to ongoing treatment with high doses of statin in a double-blind manner in comparison with placebo, in the management of patients with severe primary hypercholesterolemia considered as inadequately controlled despite their ongoing statin treatment.

The main objective is to evaluate the effects of the association AVE5530+statin on LDL-C level reduction after 12 weeks of treatment. The effects of AVE5530 on other lipid parameters will be assessed as secondary objectives.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypercholesterolemia Drug: AVE5530 Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Detailed Description:
The two doses of AVE5530 tested in this study are 25 mg and 50 mg taken in the evening, with dinner dosing. The study will include a pre-randomization phase up to 6 weeks, a double-blind treatment period of at least 12 months and can be variably extended up to approximately 18 months.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 643 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of AVE5530 When Added to Ongoing Stable Statin Therapy at High Doses in Patients With Severe Primary Hypercholesterolemia
Study Start Date : October 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 25 mg/day AVE5530 Drug: AVE5530
  • one tablet in the evening with dinner
  • in addition to high doses of statin treatment

Experimental: 50 mg/day AVE5530 Drug: AVE5530
  • one tablet in the evening with dinner
  • in addition to high doses of statin treatment

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
  • one tablet in the evening with dinner
  • in addition to high doses of statin treatment

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percent change from baseline in calculated LDL-C [ Time Frame: At week 12 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percent change from baseline in calculated LDL-C [ Time Frame: At 6 months and 12 months ]
  2. Percent change from baseline in Total-Cholesterol and Apo-B [ Time Frame: At 12 weeks, 6 months and 12 months ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults with severe primary hypercholesterolemia and cholesterol levels not controlled on ongoing stable statin treatment at maximum doses.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • LDL-C levels > 250 mg/dL (6.48 mmol/L) or < 100 mg/dL (2.59 mmol/L)
  • Triglycerides >350 mg/dL (3.95 mmol/L)
  • Conditions / situations such as:

    • Presence of any clinically significant uncontrolled endocrine disease known to influence lipids levels
    • Active liver disease
    • Recent history of congestive heart failure, of unstable angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, coronary bypass surgery or angioplasty, or Unstable or severe peripheral artery disease
    • Positive test for Hepatitis B surface antigen and/or Hepatitis C antibody or Known to be Human Immunodeficient Virus (HIV) positive
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women,
  • Women of childbearing potential not protected by effective contraceptive method of birth control (including oral contraceptives) and/or who are unwilling or unable to be tested for pregnancy prior to exposure to the Investigational Product

The above information is not intended to contain all considerations relevant to a patient's potential participation in a clinical trial.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00766688

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United States, New Jersey
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States, 08807
Australia, New South Wales
sanofi-aventis Australia & New Zealand administrative office
Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Diegem, Belgium
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Sofia, Bulgaria
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Laval, Canada
Czech Republic
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Praha, Czech Republic
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Paris, France
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Natanya, Israel
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Gouda, Netherlands
Russian Federation
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Moscow, Russian Federation
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Brastislava, Slovakia
South Africa
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Midrand, South Africa
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Kiev, Ukraine
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: ICD CSD Sanofi

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Responsible Party: Sanofi Identifier: NCT00766688    
Other Study ID Numbers: EFC10841
EudraCT 2008-002849-23
First Posted: October 6, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 16, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Enzyme Inhibitors
Lipid Regulating Agents