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Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients With Hypertension

2014-08-27 03:19:25 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study will evaluate the effects of Vitamin D replacement and the effects of an approved medication for hypertension, aliskiren (Tekturna), in patients with high blood pressure who have low levels of vitamin D in their blood. The study will compare the effects of vitamin D or aliskiren alone and in combination on 24-hour blood pressure and biochemical parameters.

Description

This study will assess whether aliskiren will lower clinic blood pressure and 24-hour blood pressure in patients with hypertension and vitamin D deficiency. Additionally, this study will further explore the potential additional effects of adding vitamin D to aliskiren in this patient population.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Vitamin D Deficiency

Intervention

aliskiren (Tekturna), cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Placebo

Location

University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington
Connecticut
United States
06030

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Connecticut Health Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:25-0400

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A cytochrome P-450 enzyme that has specificity for CHOLECALCIFEROL (Vitamin D3). It hydroxylates the molecule at carbon position 24.

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