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Efficacy Study of Diazoxide Choline to Treat Hypertriglyceridemia

This study has been completed.
Medpace, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Essentialis, Inc. Identifier:
First received: September 29, 2010
Last updated: January 9, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
Once a day oral administration with DCCR helps lower triglycerides

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypertriglyceridemia Dyslipidemia Drug: Diazoxide Choline Controlled-Release Tablet Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Assessing the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Diazoxide Choline Controlled-Release Tablet (DCCR) in Subjects Without Diabetes Mellitus Having Very High Fasting Triglyceride Levels, With Double-Blind DCCR-Fenofibrate Combination Extension

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Further study details as provided by Essentialis, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Triglyceride-lowering efficacy of DCCR [ Time Frame: 84 days ]
    Fasting triglycerides (percent change from Baseline to Day 84)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in other lipid profiles with DCCR [ Time Frame: 84 days ]
    Apolipoprotein B (Apo B) (percent change from Baseline to Day 84) Fasting non-HDL cholesterol (percent change from Baseline to Day 84)

Enrollment: 44
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: DCCR
DCCR Treatment with 290 mg Diazoxide Choline
Drug: Diazoxide Choline Controlled-Release Tablet
DCCR 290 mg once a day for 126 days
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo matching DCCR
Drug: Placebo
Placebo matching DCCR

Detailed Description:

The population will consist of Statin-naive and Statin-treated subjects, all without diabetes mellitus, with fasting triglyceride levels in the range of ≥ 500 mg/dL and < 1500 mg/dL.

Subjects will be randomly assigned to 1 of 2 treatment groups: DCCR and Placebo

Approximately 44 subjects will be enrolled in the study and stratified by Statin use at a 1:1 ratio in each treatment group,


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes


Fasting triglycerides

  • Difference between Visit 3 (7 days prior to Baseline Visit) and Visit 4 (3 days prior to Baseline Visit) ≤ 60% (compared to the higher value of Visit 3 or Visit 4)
  • Run-in Triglycerides* ≥ 500 mg/dL and < 1500 mg/dL *Run-in Triglyceride is defined as the average fasting triglycerides for Visit 3 (7 days prior to Baseline Visit) and Visit 4 (3 days prior to Baseline Visit).

Statin use • Either Statin-naive

  • Must not be on statin at Screening and remaining as such during the Run-in/Washout Period and throughout the study

    • Or Statin-treated

  • Must be on Lipitor 20 mg initiated at the start of the Run-in/Washout Period and continue throughout the study

Medication washout

  • All subjects must be willing to undergo washout of all other lipid-lowering medications

Glycemic status

  • Fasting glucose < 126 mg/dL at Screening Visit
  • HbA1c < 6.5% at Screening Visit


Medications: recent, current, anticipated

  • Administration of investigational drugs within 1 month prior to Screening Visit
  • Thyroid hormones or preparations within 1 month prior to Screening Visit (except in subjects on stable dose of replacement therapy for at least 1 month)
  • Thiazide diuretics within 2 weeks prior to Screening Visit
  • Discontinuation of beta-blockers within 1 month prior to Screening Visit or planned discontinuation of beta-blocker therapy
  • Anticipated requirement for use of prohibited concomitant medications

History of allergic reaction or significant intolerance to:

  • Diazoxide
  • Thiazides
  • Sulfonamides
  • Fenofibrate or fenofibric acid derivatives

Lifestyle changes

• Subjects intending to change exercise habits, quit smoking and/or quit alcohol use during the entire study

Specific diagnoses, medical conditions and history

  • Known type I or III hyperlipidemia
  • Known type 1 DM
  • Current diagnosis of type 2 DM
  • Any other clinically significant endocrine, cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological, psychiatric, hepatic, gastrointestinal, hematological, renal, or dermatological disease interfering with the assessments of the study medications, according to the Investigator

Specific laboratory test results

• Any relevant biochemical abnormality interfering with the assessments of the study medications

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01211847

Sponsors and Collaborators
Essentialis, Inc.
Medpace, Inc.
Study Director: Alain Baron, M.D. Essentialis, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Essentialis, Inc. Identifier: NCT01211847     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CT013
Study First Received: September 29, 2010
Last Updated: January 9, 2014

Keywords provided by Essentialis, Inc.:
Apo B

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Lipotropic Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Nootropic Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
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