A Study to Evaluate the Effects of LCI699 on Safety and Efficacy in Subjects With Resistant Hypertension Receiving Combination Therapy With Three or More Antihypertensive Drugs, Including a Diuretic

This study has been completed.
Great Lakes Drug Development, Inc.
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First received: January 5, 2009
Last updated: November 30, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
This study will assess the blood pressure effect, safety and tolerability of LCI699 compared to placebo and eplerenone in patients with resistant hypertension.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: LCI699
Drug: Placebo
Drug: Eplerenone
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo and Active Controlled, Parallel Group, Multi-center, Dose Ranging Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of LCI699 Compared to Placebo After 8 Weeks Treatment in Patients With Resistant Hypertension

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in mean sitting systolic blood pressure (MSSBP) as measured by office blood pressure (OBP) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in mean sitting diastolic blood pressure (MSDBP) at 8 weeks as measured by OBP [ Time Frame: 8 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of patients achieving a successful BP response and BP control (MSSBP and MSDBP), as measured by OBP [ Time Frame: 8 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Dose/exposure BP response relationship of LCI699, as measured by OBP [ Time Frame: 8 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes from baseline in mean 24 hours, mean daytime and mean nighttime SBP and DBP, as measured by ABPM [ Time Frame: 8 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To evaluate safety and tolerability of LCI699 [ Time Frame: 8 weeks of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 155
Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2009
Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Experimental: LCI699 dosing regimen 1 Drug: LCI699
Experimental: LCI699 dosing regimen 2 Drug: LCI699
Experimental: LCI699 dosing regimen 3 Drug: LCI699
Active Comparator: Eplerenone 50 mg BID Drug: Eplerenone


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion criteria:

  • Diagnosis of hypertension with MSSBP ≥ 140 mmHg and < 180 mmHg
  • Stable on a three-drug regimen (including a diuretic) for at least 4 weeks for the treatment of resistant hypertension
  • Male and female patients 18 to 75 years of age

Exclusion criteria:

  • Recent history of MI, heart failure, unstable angina, coronary artery bypass graft, percutaneous coronary intervention, hypertensive encephalopathy, cerebrovascular accident, or transient ischemic attack
  • Clinically significant ECG findings related to cardiac conduction defects
  • Type 1 diabetes or uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (HbA1c > 9%)
  • Malignancies within the last 5 years (excluding basal cell skin cancer)

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00817635

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Great Lakes Drug Development, Inc.
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Novartis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00817635     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CLCI699A2216  EudraCT 2008-007338-23 
Study First Received: January 5, 2009
Last Updated: November 30, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Iceland: Icelandic Medicines Control Agency

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Blood Pressure
Resistant Hypertension

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Agents
Diuretics, Potassium Sparing
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists
Natriuretic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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