Comparison of Ezetimibe Added to Ongoing Statin Therapy Versus Doubling the Dose of Statin in the Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia (P04355)(COMPLETED)
This is a randomized, open label, parallel group comparison study. Following a 1-week screening period, patients will be randomized to 1 of 2 treatment groups: ezetimibe added to ongoing statin treatment (ezetimibe plus simvastatin, atorvastatin or pravastatin at doses of 10/20, 10/10 or 10/20 mg), or doubling the dose of ongoing statin (simvastatin 40 mg, atorvastatin 20 mg, or pravastatin 40 mg). Study drug will be administered once daily in the evening for 8 weeks. Patients will be instructed to follow a National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) or similar cholesterol-lowering dietary regimen throughout the study.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Ezetimibe + Statin (simvastatin, atorvastatin, or pravastatin), Double Statin (simvastatin, atorvastatin, or pravastatin)
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00652327
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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