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TAK-491 (Azilsartan Medoxomil) Compared to Valsartan in Chinese Participants With Hypertension

Information source: Takeda
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Essential Hypertension

Intervention: Azilsartan medoxomil (Drug); Valsartan (Drug); Azilsartan medoxomil Placebo (Drug); Valsartan Placebo (Drug)

Phase: Phase 3

Status: Not yet recruiting

Sponsored by: Takeda

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Medical Director Clinical Science, Study Director, Affiliation: Takeda

Overall contact:
Takeda Study Registration Call Center, Phone: +1-877-825-3327, Email: medicalinformation@tpna.com


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the antihypertensive effect of azilsartan medoxomil compared with valsartan in Chinese participants with essential hypertension.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Phase 3, Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel-Group Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of TAK-491 With Valsartan in Chinese Subjects With Essential Hypertension

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Change From Baseline in Trough Clinic Sitting Systolic Blood Pressure

Secondary outcome:

Change from Baseline in Trough Sitting Clinic Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP)

Percentage of Participants Who Achieve a Response to Treatment at Week 8

Percentage of Participants Achieving Target Blood Pressure at Week 8

Detailed description: The drug being tested in this study is called TAK-491 (azilsartan medoxomil). Azilsartan medoxomil is being tested to treat Chinese people who have essential hypertension. This study will look at change in blood pressure after 8 weeks of treatment in people who take azilsartan medoxomil compared to people who take valsartan. The study will enroll approximately 600 patients. Prior to the start of study treatment, participants who have not received antihypertensive treatment within 28 days will

participate in a 2-week - run in period, and participants taking antihypertensive treatment

within 28 days will participate in a 4-week run-in period. Upon completion of the run-in period, participants will be randomly assigned (by chance, like flipping a coin) to one of the three treatment groups—which will remain undisclosed to the patient and study doctor during the study (unless there is an urgent medical need):

- azilsartan medoxomil 40 mg

- azilsartan medoxomil 80 mg

- Valsartan 160 mg All participants will be asked to take study medication at the same

time each day throughout the study. This multi-centre trial will be conducted in China. The overall time to participate in this study is up to 14 weeks. Participants will make 9 visits to the clinic, and will be contacted by telephone 14 days after last dose of study drug for a follow-up assessment.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Is treated with antihypertensive therapy and has a post-washout mean sitting clinic systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥150 and ≤180 mm Hg on Day 1; or the participant has not received antihypertensive treatment within 28 days prior to Screening and has a mean sitting clinic SBP ≥150 and ≤180 mm Hg at the Screening Visit and on Day 1. 2. Is a man or woman aged 18 years or older. 3. In the opinion of the investigator, the participant is capable of understanding and complying with protocol requirements. 4. The participant or, when applicable, the participant's legally acceptable representative signs and dates a written, informed consent form and any required privacy authorization prior to the initiation of any study procedures. 5. A female participant of childbearing potential who is sexually active with a nonsterilized male partner agrees to use routinely adequate contraception from signing of informed consent through 30 days after last study drug dose. 6. Has clinical laboratory test results (clinical chemistry, hematology, and complete urinalysis) within the reference range for the testing laboratory or the investigator does not consider the results to be clinically significant.

7. Is willing to discontinue current antihypertensive medications on Day - 21 or on Day

- 28 if the participant is on amlodipine or chlorthalidone.

Exclusion Criteria: 1. Has a mean, sitting clinic diastolic blood pressure (DBP) greater than 110 mm Hg at Day 1 (after placebo run in). 2. Is non-compliant (less than 70% or greater than 130%) with study medication during placebo run-in period. 3. Has secondary hypertension of any etiology (eg, renovascular disease documented as the cause of hypertension, pheochromocytoma, Cushing's syndrome). 4. Has a history of myocardial infarction, heart failure, unstable angina, coronary artery bypass graft, percutaneous coronary intervention, hypertensive encephalopathy, cerebrovascular accident, or transient ischemic attack. 5. Has clinically significant cardiac conduction defects (eg, third-degree atrioventricular block, sick sinus syndrome). 6. Has hemodynamically significant left ventricular outflow obstruction due to aortic valvular disease and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). 7. Has severe renal dysfunction or disease (based on estimated glomerular filtration rate [GFR] <30 mL/min/1. 73 m^2) at Screening. 8. Has known or suspected unilateral or bilateral renal artery stenosis. 9. Has a history of cancer that has not been in remission for at least 5 years prior to the first dose of study drug. (This criterion does not apply to those participants with basal cell or Stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma of the skin). 10. Has type 1 or poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus (hemoglobin A1c [HbA1c] >8. 5%) at Screening. 11. Has hyperkalemia (defined as serum potassium above the normal reference range of the central laboratory) at Screening. 12. Has an alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or aspartate aminotransferase (AST) level of greater than 2. 5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN), active liver disease, or jaundice at Screening. 13. Has any other known serious disease or condition at Screening (or Randomization) that would compromise participant safety, might affect life expectancy, or make it difficult to successfully manage and follow the participant according to the protocol. 14. Has a history of hypersensitivity or allergies to TAK-491 (azilsartan medoxomil), any of its excipients or other angiotension II (AII) receptor blockers (ARBs). 15. If female, the participant is pregnant or lactating or intending to become pregnant before, during, or within 30 days after participating in this study; or intending to donate ova during such time period. 16. Is currently participating in another investigational study or is receiving or has received any investigational compound within 30 days prior to the first dose of study medication. Note: This criterion does not apply to participants who participated in observational studies that lacked an intervention or invasive procedure. 17. Is an immediate family member, study site employee, or is in a dependant relationship with a study site employee who is involved in conduct of this study (eg, spouse, parent, child, sibling) or may consent under duress. 18. Has a history of drug abuse (defined as any illicit drug use) or a history of alcohol abuse within the past 2 years. 19. Is taking or expected to take an excluded medication. 20. Works a night (third) shift (defined as 11 PM [2300] to 7 AM [0700]). (Only for participants with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring [ABPM].) 21. Has an upper arm circumference <24 cm or >42 cm. (Only for participants with ABPM.)

Locations and Contacts

Takeda Study Registration Call Center, Phone: +1-877-825-3327, Email: medicalinformation@tpna.com

Additional Information

Starting date: August 2015
Last updated: June 22, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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