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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2005-001039-31
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:NK-104-306
    National Competent Authority:Denmark - DHMA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2005-07-07
    Trial results View results
    Index
    A. PROTOCOL INFORMATION
    B. SPONSOR INFORMATION
    C. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
    D. IMP IDENTIFICATION
    D.8 INFORMATION ON PLACEBO
    E. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TRIAL
    F. POPULATION OF TRIAL SUBJECTS
    G. INVESTIGATOR NETWORKS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL
    N. REVIEW BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OR ETHICS COMMITTEE IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNED
    P. END OF TRIAL
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedDenmark - DHMA
    A.2EudraCT number2005-001039-31
    A.3Full title of the trial
    STUDY OF PITAVASTATIN 1 MG vs. PRAVASTATIN 10 MG, PITAVASTATIN 2 MG vs. PRAVASTATIN 20 MG AND PITAVASTATIN 4 MG vs. PRAVASTATIN 40 MG (FOLLOWING UP-TITRATION) IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA OR COMBINED DYSLIPIDEMIA
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberNK-104-306
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan Information not present in EudraCT
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorKowa Research Europe Ltd.
    B.1.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorCommercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing support
    B.4.2Country
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Livalo Tab
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderKowa Company Ltd
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationJapan
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product namePitavastatin
    D.3.2Product code NK-104
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNPitavastatin
    D.3.9.1CAS number 147526-32-7
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeNK-104
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number1
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.IMP: 2
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Livalo Tab
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderKowa Company Ltd
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationJapan
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product namePitavastatin
    D.3.2Product code NK-104
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNPitavastatin
    D.3.9.1CAS number 147526-32-7
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeNK-104
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number2
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.IMP: 3
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Livalo Tab
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderKowa Company Ltd
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationJapan
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product namePitavastatin
    D.3.2Product code NK-104
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNPitavastatin
    D.3.9.1CAS number 147526-32-7
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeNK-104
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number4
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.IMP: 4
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleComparator
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Lipostat
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderBristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationUnited Kingdom
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product namePravastatin
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule*
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNPravastatin
    D.3.9.1CAS number 81093-37-0
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number10
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.IMP: 5
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleComparator
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Pravachol
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderBrystol-Myers Squibb
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationDenmark
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product namePravastatin
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule*
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNPravastatin
    D.3.9.1CAS number 81093-37-0
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number20
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.IMP: 6
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleComparator
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Pravachol
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderBrystol-Myers Squibb
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationDenmark
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product namePravastatin
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule*
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNPravastatin
    D.3.9.1CAS number 81093-37-0
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number40
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboTablet
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    D.8 Placebo: 2
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboCapsule*
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    PRIMARY HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA OR COMBINED DYSLIPIDEMIA
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 7.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10020604
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To demonstrate the non-inferiority of pitavastatin 1 mg once daily (QD) versus (vs.) pravastatin 10 mg QD, pitavastatin 2 mg QD vs. pravastatin 20 mg QD, and pitavastatin 4 mg QD vs. pravastatin 40 mg QD with respect to the reduction of LDL-C, when administered for 12 weeks using an up-titration regimen for the highest doses (i.e., 4 mg pitavastatin and 40 mg pravastatin).
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To compare the efficacy of pitavastatin 1 mg QD vs. pravastatin 10 mg QD; pitavastatin 2 mg QD vs. pravastatin 20 mg, and pitavastatin 4 mg QD vs. pravastatin 40 mg QD with respect to changes from baseline in other lipid and lipoprotein fractions (TC, HDL C, TC:HDL-C ratio, non-HDL:HDL ratio, TG, Apo B and apolipoprotein A1 [Apo-A1], Apo-B:Apo-A1 ratio, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), oxidized LDL, and LDL-C target attainment [European Atherosclerosis Society {EAS}, and National Cholesterol Education Program {NCEP}]); andTo assess the safety and tolerability of pitavastatin 1 mg QD, 2 mg QD, and 4 mg QD when administered for 12 weeks using an up-titration regimen for the highest dose (i.e., 4 mg pitavastatin).
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Males and postmenopausal females (aged 65 years and older);
    2. Patients who are eligible and able to participate in the study and who have given informed consent after the purpose and nature of the investigation has been explained to them;
    3. In order to qualify for randomization, patients must have been following a fat and cholesterol restrictive diet as advised by the EAS during the dietary stabilization lead-in period (i.e., for at least 8 weeks for those patients previously taking lipid lowering medication and at least 6 weeks for those not previously taking lipid lowering medication).
    4. In order to qualify for randomization at Visit 4 (Week 0), patients must present with primary hypercholesterolemia or combined dyslipidemia, as defined by elevated plasma LDL C [LDL C ≥3.4 mmol/L (130 mg/dL) ≤5.7 mmol/L (220 mg/dL)] despite dietary therapy and elevated TG levels of ≤4.6 mmol/L (400 mg/dL) at 2 visits during the dietary lead-in period. If these criteria are not satisfied at Visit 2 (Week –2) and Visit 3 (Week –1), or if the LDL C concentration of the lower qualifying specimen differs by ≥15% from the higher qualifying specimen, 1 additional lipid sample will be permitted for both variables 1 week after Visit 3 (Visit 3A) to enable the patient to qualify for randomization;
    5. Serum CK must be ≤1.5 x ULRR at 2 of 3 permitted evaluations between Week -4 and -1 for the patient to be eligible for further study participation; and
    6. Patients who agree to be available for every clinic visit, which will occur in the morning.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1. Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (heterozygous component of familial hypercholesterolemia is acceptable for inclusion);
    2. Any conditions which may cause secondary dyslipidemia.
    3. Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
    4. Any surgical or medical condition which might significantly alter the absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion of any drug.
    5. Any history of pancreatic injury or pancreatitis, or impaired pancreatic function/injury as indicated by abnormal lipase or amylase;
    6. Liver injury
    7. Impaired renal function
    8. Current obstruction of the urinary tract or difficulty in voiding due to mechanical as well as inflammatory conditions, which is likely to require intervention during the course of the study or is regarded as clinically meaningful by the investigator;
    9. Serum CK >5 x ULRR without clinical explanation. However, if at Visit 1 (Week-8/-6) serum CK is >5 x ULRR without a clinical explanation, one re-test will be allowed. If the repeat CK is >5 x ULRR in the absence of conditions explaining the CK elevation the patient will be immediately excluded from further study participation;
    10. Uncontrolled hypothyroidism defined as TSH >ULRR.
    11. Any severe acute illness or severe trauma in the last 3 months prior to Visit 1 (Week -8/-6);
    12. Major surgery, during the 3 months prior to Visit 1 (Week -8/-6);
    13. Significant CVD prior to randomization, such as myocardial infarction, coronary or peripheral artery angioplasty, bypass graft surgery or severe or unstable angina pectoris.
    14. Evidence of symptomatic heart failure (New York Heart Association [NYHA] class III or IV), gross cardiac enlargement (cardiothoracic ratio >0.5); significant heart block or cardiac arrhythmias.
    15. Left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction <0.25;
    16. History of symptomatic cerebrovascular disease including cerebrovascular hemorrhage, transient ischemic attack or carotid endarterectomy within 1 month prior to randomization;
    17. Any other medical or surgical conditions at the discretion of the investigator which place the patient at higher risk derived from his/her participation in the study, which could confound the result of the study, or are likely to prevent the patient from complying with the requirements of the study or completing the study period;
    18. Known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection;
    19.Poorly controlled or uncontrolled hypertension. Patients must have a systolic blood pressure (SBP)≤160 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≤90 mm Hg with or without antihypertensive therapy.
    20. Prior or current known muscular or neuromuscular disease of any type;
    21. Current active neoplastic disease or patients who may require antineoplastic treatment during the course of the study. History of prior malignancy except those patients who have been cancer free for >10 years. Patients with prior history of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin remain eligible if they have been cancer free for >5 the past years;
    22. Within the last 2 years, a history of drug abuse or continuous consumption of more than 65 mL pure alcohol per day
    23. Exposure to any investigational new drug within 30 days of study entry
    24. Current or recent (within 4 weeks of Visit 1/Week -8/-6) use of supplements known to alter lipid metabolism e.g. soluble fibers (including >2 teaspoons Metamucil or psyllium containing supplement per day), or other dietary fiber supplements, fish oils, or other products at the discretion of the investigator;
    25. History of hypersensitivity reactions to other HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors;
    26. Any concomitant medication not permitted by this protocol
    27. History of being resistant to lipid-lowering medications. Known hypersensitivity or intolerance to any lipid lowering agent, i.e., elevated transaminases, myositis;
    28. Excessive obesity defined as Body Mass Index (BMI) above 35 kg/m2 (BMI = body weight in kg divided by squared height [m2]).
    29. Any factor which makes regular clinic attendance in the morning impractical
    30. Any signs of mental dysfunction or other factors (including language problems) likely to limit the ability of the patient to cooperate with the performance of the study.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    To demonstrate the non-inferiority of pitavastatin 1 mg once daily (QD) versus (vs.) pravastatin 10 mg QD, pitavastatin 2 mg QD vs. pravastatin 20 mg QD, and pitavastatin 4 mg QD vs. pravastatin 40 mg QD.
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.2Prophylaxis Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.3Therapy Yes
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.8Bioequivalence Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.9Dose response Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.13Others Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.3Other Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.3.1Other trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) Yes
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.3Single blind Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.4Double blind Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.6Cross over Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.7Other Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.2.2Placebo Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.2.3Other Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    Protocol page 48
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years1
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months3
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) No
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers No
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation No
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally No
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state150
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 700
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 900
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2005-08-16
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2005-07-13
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2006-05-12
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